• Waterfowl Hunting Boundary Advisory

    Please see the attached PDF and contact Federal Wildlife Officer Chris Kelly (978-579-4030) with questions.

    Waterfowl Hunting Boundary Advisory

  • Attn Hunters Seeking to Purchase Permits

    The permit website is live! Click link to be directed to more information.

    More information about 2017 permits here

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    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

Around the Refuge

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

Get Involved

Baby painted turtle - USFWS.

There are many ways to get involved at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers and interns are an invaluable addition to our workforce. Visit the Get Involved page to learn about ways that you can help conserve our natural resources.

Get Involved
Upcoming Events

July 2018 Event Calendar

Upcoming Events at the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

July 2018 Event Calendar

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge 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