Facility Activities

National Wildlife Refuges across the country provide opportunities for visitors to make their own connections to the natural world. 

In winter, snow geese blanket the salt marshes and fields of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Approximately 100,000 of these birds overwinter here, providing long hunting seasons, abundant hunting opportunities and a spectacle that has few rivals on the Atlantic Seaboard. A boat is required...

At Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, fishing is allowed in Parson Pond. Fishing is catch-and-release only. Fishing is allowed during regular refuge hours of operation. Fishing season is year-round, except on days when the area is closed for hunting or other management activities. All fishing...

Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.
Rangers lead wildlife walks, tours and educational programs at many sites. Events may focus on wildflowers or birds or on seasonal spectacles, such as elk bugling or sea turtle nesting. Some programs may be limited in size or require advance registration. See individual websites for details.
School program activities are available at a number of facilities.
Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.