Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Refuge News

Current Conditions

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The Lodge (Visitor Contact Station) at Eastern Neck NWR is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Trails and roads remain open daily sunrise to sunset.

Check the Refuge Alert page.

Know Before You Go

Boardwalk - USFWS.

With 4 miles of paved roads and over 3 miles of trails, the refuge is a popular place to hike and ride bikes.

Plan Your Visit

Visitor Activities

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There are activities for the whole family year-round at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities

Get Involved

Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

The refuge draws a lot of strength and support from our volunteers. People have contributed a couple hours a month to nearly a hundred hours a month. Every piece counts to make a refuge whole. Check out the Get Involved page to learn about ways to volunteer at the refuge.

Get Involved
What's Happening

Deer Hunts

Hunters

Dates, regulations and application information for the 2021-22 Eastern Neck deer hunts are now available!

Find out more.

About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
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