There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Come hike the trails and see what wildlife you can spot!Learn more about our wildlife
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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The refuge is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people to join our team this summer. The refuge will host four interns. Learn more
Comment period for the Timber Point Environmental Assessment has ended. Click below for next steps.More details
Take some time to enjoy one of the refuge trails and connect with nature. Download our trail maps
Rachel Carson was a world-renowned marine biologist, author and environmentalist who served as an aquatic biologist and editor-in-chief for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She has been credited with launching the contemporary environmental movement and awakening the concern of Americans for the environment.
Page Photo Credits Large ice crystals on the Spurwink River, photo by David Tibbetts
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2015