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Environmental Education


Time for school again. Don't forget Back Bay NWR offers a variety of free SOL-correlated programs for local schools. Call 301-7329 to schedule.

For Educators

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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What's Happening

  • Summer Events


    There's lot to do at Back Bay NWR in the summer. Registration for summer events begins April 15th. Call early!

    Upcoming Events
  • Break Your Winter Blues

    Bullfrog (134x116)

    Celebrate spring and shake off those winter blues with a guided hike!

  • New Hours for VCS


    Beginning April 6th the Visitor Contact Station will be open Tuesday - Saturday through the end of May. On June 1st the VCS will be open Tuesday - Sunday. Refuge trails will remain open DAILY from sunrise to sunset. If you would like to purchase a pass please CALL AHEAD (757-301-7329) to ensure a staff member or volunteer will be available to assist you.

  • Blue Goose Tram Tours


    Spring is here! The Blue Goose Tram will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April and May, departing at 9am and returning by 1pm. No reservations needed.

Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2015


  • Break Your Winter Blues

    Nature Hike (PROMO)April 10, 2015 - May 03, 2015

    Spring is here! Join us for a guided hike to celebrate. All ages are welcome.

    Events Information
  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge! Packs must be returned the same day they are checked out.

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