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

Around the Refuge

2021 Spring Turkey Hunt Lottery Announced

Anyone interested in participating in the 2021 spring turkey hunt lottery may submit an application March 1-31. Click on the link below for an application and instructions.

2021 GB Spring Turkey Hunt Lottery Application and Info Sheet

Decommissioning of Lower Peverly Pond Dam

A major project centered on decommissioning an old and failing dam on Lower Peverly Pond recently got underway. Click on the link below to read more about it.

Lower Peverly Dam Press Release

News, Publications & Other Resources

This pages serves as a gateway to news releases, refuge publications, and a variety of documentary resources.

News, Publications & Other Resources
What's Happening

Free Public Programs!


All refuge programs and events have been postponed until further notice.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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