Refuge Alert


Current Conditions 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state, and local public health authority guidance to ensure safe public access to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. As of January 4, 2021, access to the refuge is as follows:

Eastern Neck Lodge (Visitor Contact Station) is closed until further notice.

All other outdoor areas of the refuge that are normally accessible to the public remain open, including roads, trails, Bogles Wharf boat landing, and public fishing areas.

Please check back here for updates, or see our Facebook page.

There are portable toilets available at the Tubby Cove parking area and Bogle's Wharf boat landing. Though we do our best to keep these toilets stocked, we suggest that you always come prepared with your own TP.

We ask that you continue to follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick. Staff are working to maintain clean, safe, and healthy facilities in accordance with federal, state and local guidance.

All visitors are reminded to continue to follow recommended safety and social distancing guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Refuge Closed Dates

The refuge will be closed UNITL NOON on the following dates for a youth turkey hunt. During this hunt, only people possessing a valid hunt permit will be allowed on the refuge, with the exception of those visitors accessing the county boat ramp at Bogles Wharf.

April 17, 2021

April 24, 2021