Free Public Programs
For the monthly list of free public programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, visit our events page.Public Programs in July
About the NWRS
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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Around the Refuge
Beginning Monday, July 28th, the refuge will start issuing night walk-on fishing permits. Initially, night time fishing will be limited to the section of ocean beach that is currently open to the public and accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.
There is a $10 fee for the permit, which may be obtained at the refuge entrance station (when staffed) and refuge headquarters (M-F, 8:30-4:00). Permit applicants must provide proof of possessing a current state saltwater license (issued by MA, NH, CT, or RI).
The refuge has announced details related to the 2014 Drive-On Fishing Permit Process. For all the details, click on the link below.2014 Drive On Fishing Permit Process
There are so many newsworthy things happening at Parker River NWR that we have created a dedicated news page. Click the link below to visit that page.Refuge News!
As of April 1st, most of the refuge's ocean beach will be closed to all public access due to the presence of nesting piping plovers. A small portion of beach will remain open and will be accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014