Join this FREE event to try fishing, archery, kayaking, meet tide pool critters, make art, and more! This is an open streets event - bike, walk, roll, or take a free shuttle down the refuge road. Please note: the refuge will delay opening to all vehicles until 10am. There will be NO beach access for swimming or sunbathing until the event ends. Parking provided at Lot 1 and the visitor center.
The rich and varied habitats of the refuge provide wildlife and visitors alike with a place to rest and recharge. Several recreational opportunities are available for visitors to watch wildlife, hike, bike, and hunt on the refuge.
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. For more information, please contact Parker River at (978) 465-5753. The general email address for Great Bay NWR is email@example.com
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A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
Learn more about national wildlife refuge by visiting during open hours, or joining one of our programs!
The refuge supports a wide variety of wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities. You can learn more about how to enjoy some of our popular activities by following the links below:
- Wildlife Observation & Photography