Visitor Activities

  • Hunting

    Hunters in silhouette - USFWS

    The refuge hosts a two day deer hunt, under federal and state regulations, during the month of November. To view and/or print the deer hunt information sheet, click on the link below.

    Great Bay NWR Deer Hunt Information Sheet  (PDF)

    Great Bay NWR Deer Hunt Application Form  (PDF) 

  • Wildlife Viewing & Photography

    Photographer on the refuge - Matt Poole/USFWS.

    Click here to download the refuge's bird list. (pdf)

    The refuge’s two walking trails provide wonderful opportunities for viewing and photographing wildlife. Learn more on our Wildlife Viewing and Photography page.

  • Interpretation

    Open house on the refuge - Matt Poole/USFWS

    Because Great Bay is a non-staffed refuge, formal interpretive programs are not offered at this time. The refuge does host an annual open house (usually in September). Contact (978) 465-5753 for further information.


    Walk the two mile-long William Furber Ferry Way Trail.  A self-guide interpretive brochure for this trail can be downloaded at the link below.


    William Furber Ferry Way Trail brochure (PDF)

  • Environmental Education

    Building bat boxes - Matt Poole/USFWS.

    Because Great Bay is a non-staffed refuge, facilitated environmental education programming is not offered at this time.