What's Happening

Fall Art Workshop!

October 12, 2019 Art Workshop Example

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with our first ever fall Art Workshop! Children ages 7-15 are invited to participate in this special event. Call (757)301-7329 ext.3106 to reserve your spot!

Blue Goose Tram Tours

April 5, 2019 Tram THUMBNAIL

The Blue Goose Tram begins its spring schedule in April. Check out the Blue Goose Wildlife Tram page for schedules and fee information.

Blue Goose Tram Details

Fishing Rods Donated by VA Bass Chapter Federation

June 27, 2019 Fishing Clinic (Donated Rods)

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Great Bridge Fishermen's Association thank the Region 8 Virginia Bass Chapter Federation for their generous donation of fishing rods. These rods were donated to the Great Bridge Fishermen's Association who gave them to participants of a fishing clinic they hosted at the refuge on June 27. The young anglers were extremely excited about their new fishing rods. Thank you!

eBird Trail Tracker

Seasonal Closure (PROMO)

We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!

eBird Trail Tracker
For Educators

Every Kid Outdoors

Environmental Education Promo

Calling all 4th grade teachers! Your students are eligible for a free pass to all federal lands and waters. Teachers can complete an activity with their class, print vouchers for their students and turn them in during a field trip in exchange for student passes. Check out the Every Kid Outdoors website for more details or contact us at (757)301-7329 ext.3106.

Every Kid in a Park Website

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