What's Happening

West Dike Open!

April 1, 2019 Managed Wetlands (PROMO)

On Monday, April 1 the West Dike Road opens for hiking and biking through the interior of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This trail can be used to access False Cape State Park.

Summer Events

April 2, 2019 Promo_Summer_Programs

Check out upcoming summer programs. including fishing clinics, our week-long nature camps and family programs! Registration for summer programs begins Tuesday, April 16th.

Summer Event Details

Blue Goose Tram Tours

April 5, 2019 Tram THUMBNAIL

The Blue Goose Tram begins its spring schedule in April. Check out the Blue Goose Wildlife Tram page for schedules and fee information.

Blue Goose Tram Details

eBird Trail Tracker

Seasonal Closure (PROMO)

We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!

eBird Trail Tracker
For Educators

Every Kid in a Park

Environmental Education Promo

Calling all 4th grade teachers! Your students are eligible for a free pass to all federal lands and waters. Teachers can complete an activity with their class, print vouchers for their students and turn them in during a field trip in exchange for student passes. Check out the Every Kid in a Park website for more details or contact us at (757)301-7329 ext.3106.

Every Kid in a Park Website

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS