Beach lots 2 and 7 are open for public use as of August 5. Lots 3 and 6 remain closed as shorebird nesting continues in these areas.
** Annual passes can now be purchased online through the Rec Access website. If purchasing passes at the refuge, payment can be made by cash or check only.
Location and Contact Information
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1942 primarily to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the refuge is of vital stopover significance to waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds during pre- and postbreeding migratory periods. The refuge consists of 4,662 acres of diverse upland and wetland habitat including sandy beach and dune, shrub/thicket, bog, swamp, freshwater marsh,and associated creek, river, mud flat, and salt panne. These and other refuge habitats support varied and abundant populations of resident and migratory wildlife including more than 300 species of birds, and additional species of mammals, reptiles, insects, amphibians, and plants.
To schedule a program, tour, or field trip of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, contact Ranger Jean Adams at 978-572-5622, or via email at email@example.com.
What We Do
Everywas created for a special purpose. Some were created to protect migratory birds, others to protect threatened or endangered species or unique habitats, while others fulfill another special purpose. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect migratory birds and associated marsh wildlife. All activities allowed on the refuge must be evaluated to make sure each activity will not conflict with the reason the refuge was founded.
The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
Although Parker River NWR was established to protect migratory birds, countless other species have benefited from these protections. Today, the refuge is home to over 300 species of birds, and countless other mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and plants. Please note, all of the animals that live on the refuge are wild. Never approach or attempt to feed any wildlife.
Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.