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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Refuge News

Refuge Hunt Days

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Notice!! The refuge will be closed until noon on April 17 and 24, 2021, for a youth turkey hunt.

Check the Refuge Alert page.

Current Conditions

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The Lodge (Visitor Contact Station) at Eastern Neck NWR is currently closed. Trails and roads remain open.

Check the Refuge Alert page.

Know Before You Go

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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
What's Happening

Waterfowl Survey

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Interested in wintering waterfowl at the refuge? Check out the latest surveys conducted at Eastern Neck!

See the waterfowl surveys.

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