Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


Features

  • Hunt Plan News Release 04/19/2020

    The Eastern MA NWR Complex is seeking public review and comment on its proposed hunting plan. See attachment for details.

    Hunt Plan News Release 04/19/2020

  • Draft Hunt Plan & Supporting Documents

    The Eastern MA NWR Complex is seeking public review and comment on its proposed hunting plan. See attachment and news release for details.

    Draft Hunt Plan & Supporting Documents

  • 2019-2020 Hunting Dates

    2019-2020 Hunting Seasons at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

    2019-2020 Hunting Seasons at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

  • America the Beautiful Passes Smaller

    Nat'l Park Passes No Longer Sold at VC

    America the Beautiful Passes can be purchased by appointment (call 978-443-4661) at our administrative offices: 73 Weir Hill Rd. Sudbury MA.

Around the Refuge

Current Conditions

As of 03/23/2020, the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and outdoor restrooms have temporarily changed its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This closure follows guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities. Updates will be posted to the refuge website and social media channels.

Current Conditions

Seeking Public Comment on Hunting and Fishing Plan

The Eastern MA NWR Complex is seeking public review and comment on its proposed hunting and fishing opening, including the Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan, Compatibility Determinations, and Environmental Assessment. We have cancelled the Open House meetings. These documents will now be available for an extended comment period. Click the link below to find more information and the documents for review.

More Information

Come Visit Us!

Refuge open daily: Sunrise to Sunset ---- Visitor Center open Sat-Sun: 10am to 4pm ---- Phone: (978) 562-3527 --- 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury MA 01776

Upcoming Events

Hunt Plan News Release 04/19/2020

The Eastern MA NWR Complex is seeking public review and comment on its proposed hunting plan. See attachment for details.

Hunt Plan News Release 04/19/2020

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Assabet River 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.

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