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  • Two main entrances to Great Meadows

    Did you know that there is a Sudbury Unit (Weir Hill Rd.) and a Concord Unit (Monsen Rd.) of Great Meadows NWR?

    Great Meadows brochure with both units

  • Temporary Change in Entrance Fee Program

    Our online pass purchasing system is currently down, click the link below for information on how to purchase an up-to-date parking pass

    More information

  • America the beautiful pass

    Interagency Passes at Great Meadows

    We are selling Interagency Passes at Great Meadows NWR HQ Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM. Please call ahead (978-443-4661)

  • RMT Boardwalk

    Boardwalk Walkable

    The Red Maple Trail at the Sudbury Unit of Great Meadows is now fully boardwalked, all 1500ft. of it!

  • Ekip Logo

    Every Kid in the Park

    The "Every Kid in a Park" initiative provides all fourth graders and their families free admission to their public lands.

    Every Kid in the Park FAQs

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Fishing derby - USFWS.

There are events year-round for the whole family at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and the rest of the refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts complex. Check out our events calendar to find one near you!

Upcoming Events

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of eight refuges.

Great Meadows is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn 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  

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Around the Refuge

  • Refuge Entrance Fee

    Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Begins Implementation of the Refuge Entrance Fee Program at the Concord Unit

    Entrance Fee FAQ 5.12.16
  • Resource Management

    Pulling invasive water chestnut - Lamar Gore/USFWS.

    Refuge managers employ a variety of tools to support the goal of biological diversity. Whether it's water level manipulation, promotion of native plants, or invasive species control, there's always work to be done on the refuge. Visit our resource management page to learn more about the work we do.

    Resource Management
  • Visitor Activities

    School group on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are activities on the refuge throughout the seasons including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation. Check out our visitor activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Upper pool at Great Meadows - Steve Arena / USFWS Volunteer.
Last Updated: May 17, 2017
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