A man and a woman paddling a red boat on calm waters carrying fishing gear

Seeing the refuge via boat is a unique experience visitors have at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. Boaters have two boat launches for nonmotorized boats such as canoes and kayaks to utilize on the Nashua River. The northern boat launch is located at our Bill Ashe Visitor Facility at 80 Hospital Road in Devens MA. The southern boat launch is located at our Still River Depot Road entrance in Harvard MA. Please remember to clean, drain, and dry your watercraft after and before utilizing multiple waterways to help the limit the spread of invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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