Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.

Around the Refuge

2021 Great Bay Firearms Deer Hunt

This year's firearms deer hunt will occur on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 Download the application and information memo below.

2021 Firearms Deer Hunt Lottery Info & Application

Work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service!

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Here's your chance to work for the world's premiere wildlife conservation organization, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click on the link below for job details and near future application deadlines.

Wage Grade Job Announcements

Decommissioning of Lower Peverly Pond Dam

A major project centered on decommissioning an old and failing dam on Lower Peverly Pond recently got underway. Click on the link below to read more about it.

Lower Peverly Dam Press Release

News, Publications & Other Resources

This pages serves as a gateway to news releases, refuge publications, and a variety of documentary resources.

News, Publications & Other Resources
What's Happening

Free Public Programs!


All refuge programs and events have been postponed until further notice.

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