Around the Refuge

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

Know Before You Go

Boardwalk - USFWS.

The refuge is flat and is a popular place to ride bikes. Bikes are permitted on roads, but are not permitted on trails. Once on the refuge please follow the posted guidelines. Biting insects and ticks are present during warmer months - be sure to bring repellent and sunscreen.

Plan Your Visit


BayScape sign - USFWS.

BayScapes are environmentally-sound landscapes that benefit people, wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay. BayScaping advocates a holistic approach through principles inspired by relationships found in the natural world. The BayScapes program teaches homeowners and landowners how to practice conservation landscaping, conserve water, create diversity, use native plants, create wildlife habitat, use Integrated Pest Management and plan for the long term.

Learn more about BayScapes
What's Happening

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

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