Around the Refuge

Refuge Hunt Days

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Notice!! The refuge will be closed from dawn until noon on April 13 and April 20 for the Youth Turkey Hunt.

Find out more about refuge hunts.

Visitor Activities

Archery on the refuge - USFWS.

There are activities for the whole family year-round at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, hunting, environmental education, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities

Get Involved

Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

The refuge draws a lot of strength and support from our volunteers. People have contributed a couple hours a month to nearly a hundred hours a month. Every piece counts to make a refuge whole. Check out the Get Involved page to learn about ways to volunteer at the refuge.

Get Involved
What's Happening

Refuge Is Open!

We’ve heard from many people recently asking if we are closing Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. We are not. The Service has decided to continue to staff a position at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge remains open for hunting, fishing, bird watching, and other wildlife-dependent activities.

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About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
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