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Nantucket
National Wildlife Refuge


c/o Eastern MA NWR Complex
73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA   01776
E-mail: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov
Phone Number: 978-443-4661
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nantucket/
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing
The refuge is open to surf-fishing year round, daily, 24 hours. Anglers may be restricted from certain areas within the refuge due to the presence of protected migratory birds.

Wildlife Observation
Nantucket NWR is a popular destination for birders and others who enjoy observing and photographing wildlife. Gray and harbor seals often haul-out along the beaches at Great Point. Great Point lighthouse adds an interesting element for the photography enthusiast. The Trustees of Reservations offers natural history tours during the warmer months. Call (508) 228-6799 for further information.




Hours
The refuge is open year-round, daily, 24 hours (10:00 PM to 5 AM -- fishing access only).

Entrance Fees
There is no charge for access to the refuge via foot, bicycle, and boat. A permit is required for those visitors wishing to access the refuge via over-sand vehicle. To purchase a permit, contact The Trustees of Reservations at (508) 228-6799.

 
 
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