Features

  • Refuge Headquarters Closed

    The Great Meadows NWR HQ will be closed on Monday February 19th.

  • America the beautiful pass

    Interagency Passes at Great Meadows

    We are selling Interagency Passes at Great Meadows NWR HQ Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM. Please call ahead (978-443-4661)

  • Waterfowl Hunting Boundary Advisory

    Please see the attached PDF and contact Federal Wildlife Officer Chris Kelly (978-579-4030) with questions.

    Waterfowl Hunting Boundary Advisory

  • Attn Hunters Seeking to Purchase Permits

    The permit website is live! Click link to be directed to more information.

    More information about 2017 permits here

  • Temporary Change in Entrance Fee Program

    Our online pass purchasing system is currently down, click the link below for information on how to purchase an up-to-date parking pass

    More information

Around the Refuge

2017 Great Meadows NWR Hunt Flier

GRMhunt

Click for information about hunting seasons at Great Meadows NWR.

2017 Great Meadows NWR Hunt Flier

Video: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury Carpenters in the Community

Carpenters representing five Locals helped construct a boardwalk wandering nearly 1,500 feet through forested wetlands at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Sudbury, Mass. Watch this video from the New England Regional Council of Carpenters to learn more!

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury | Carpenters in the Community

Resource Management

Pulling invasive water chestnut - Lamar Gore/USFWS.

Refuge managers employ a variety of tools to support the goal of biological diversity. Whether it's water level manipulation, promotion of native plants, or invasive species control, there's always work to be done on the refuge. Visit our resource management page to learn more about the work we do.

Resource Management

Visitor Activities

School group on the refuge - USFWS.

There are activities on the refuge throughout the seasons including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation. Check out our visitor activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Fishing derby - USFWS.

There are events year-round for the whole family at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and the rest of the refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts complex. Check out our events calendar to find one near you!

Upcoming Events

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge 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