Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.

Around the Refuge

Exploring the Refuge by Kayak!


Parker River NWR includes more than 3000 acres of salt marsh. Explore the salt marsh in your kayak by paddling along our water trail. You can download the water trail map and guide by clicking the link below.

2021 Water Trail Map and Guide

Latest Issue of The Wrack Line - Our Refuge Newsletter

Click the link below to read and/or download the most recent edition of The Wrack Line, our twice yearly newsletter.

Winter and Spring 2021

Becoming a Piping Plover Lover!

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Looking for something fun AND educational to do with your kids while at home? Why not help them explore the fascinating world of the piping plover? We've assembled some cool resources to help you do just that! Click on the link below.

Piping Plover Learning Activities

Refuge News & Publications

Want to read our latest press releases or download a refuge brochure, map, fact sheet or other publication? If so, click on the link below.

Publications Downloads Page
Free Public Programs

Free Public Programs

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Click on the link below for a listing of upcoming public programs and events.

Free Public Programs in July and August

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