Facility Activities

At Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife come first. As you engage in recreational activities on the refuge, we appreciate your help maintaining this special place by following all rules and regulations. Information to help you recreate responsibly is included below.

Hunting at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge represents both a traditional recreational use and serves as an important wildlife management tool. All hunters are required to adhere to state and federal regulations. Trapping, baiting, and hunting dogs are not allowed at the refuge....

Refuge waters include 6.5 miles of beachfront and a large estuary, and the refuge offers some of the area’s finest surf fishing. In season you may catch striped bass, bluefish, flounder, and several other species. A refuge permit may be required. Contact the refuge for additional information....

The refuge is renowned for its wildlife observation and photographic opportunities, with facilities that provide easy access. Observation towers and platforms afford commanding views of the refuge and surrounding lands and waters. Several miles of self-guiding foot trails meander through dune,...

The refuge serves as an outdoor laboratory for teachers and students from schools, universities, and other educational institutions. A refuge permit may be required depending upon the size of the group and the purpose of the visit. Wildlife-oriented interpretive programs and special events...