Visitor Center and Other Closures

  • Assabet River's visitor center is closed.
  • The refuge is open and the entrance fee is waived until further notice.
  • Restrooms on the refuge are closed until further notice.
  • All refuge programming and events have been postponed until further notice.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Public Health and the US Public Health Service are closely monitoring the situation related to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with CDC guidance and other federal, state, and local health authorities, facilities managers in national wildlife refuges continue to do everything they can to maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors.