Visitor Activities

  • Hunting

    Hunting

    The refuge offers fall deer hunting and a youth spring turkey hunt. Deer hunt brochures and applications are available mid-summer. Please contact our office at 410-639-7056 for details.

    Friends of Eastern Neck Hunt Letter

    2018 Hunt Brochure

  • Fishing

    Learning to fish on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are three wonderful locations for fishing on the refuge. Visitors are permitted to fish at the tundra swan boardwalk, Ingleside car top boat launch ramp, and at Bogles Wharf pier. Locations are promptly displayed on the map in the General Refuge Brochure. All visitors must follow state regulations for fishing.

  • Wildlife Viewing

    Observation platform - USFWS.

    The refuge is a place for bald eagles all year. Many wildlife can be seen while sitting back and quietly waiting their arrival including fox, deer, turkey, waterfowl, raccoon, beaver, and many song bird species. The refuge hosts over 240 species of birds, 18 species of mammals, and hundreds of butterflies can be seen. During winter the tundra swan visits the surrounding waterways.

    2018-19 Winter Walks

    Learn more about trails & boardwalks on the refuge.

    Bird brochure (pdf)

  • Interpretation

    Interpretive booth - USFWS.

    Exhibits interpreting the wildlife and history of Eastern Neck NWR can be found at the refuge Visitor Contact Station, which is open daily.  In addition, informational and interpretive kiosks are located at multiple points of interest and trail heads around the refuge.  Please call our office for more information, 410-639-7056.

  • Photography

    Snapping turtle - USFWS.

    Many visitors make a special annual trip to see the tundra swans swimming and honking along the shoreline of the refuge. The swans spend winter with us eating grasses and resting before heading north in the late winter. Bald eagles nest at the refuge and can be seen flying all year.