Around the Refuge

Refuge Releases Hunt Proposal for Public Review

The refuge announces a 30-day public comment period on its proposal to more closely align refuge hunting seasons with State seasons. The proposal entails a draft hunt plan, compatibility determination, and environmental assessment - all of which are available by clicking on the link below.

Parker River Hunt Proposal

The Wrack Line - Our Biannual Newsletter

Click the link below to read and/or download the most recent edition of The Wrack Line, our twice yearly newsletter.

Winter and Spring 2019 Wrack Line

2nd Annual Beach Sign Youth Art Contest

beach contest capture 2019

Parker River NWR is calling on all youth to spread the word about the importance of beaches to shorebirds by entering the refuge's 2nd Annual Beach Sign Youth Art Contest. Winning artwork from each age category will be used as refuge signs to educate beachgoers about minimizing shorebird disturbance and taking care of coastal habitat.

2019 Art Contest Guidelines

Refuge News & Publications

Want to read our latest press releases or download a refuge brochure, map, fact sheet or other publication? If so, click on the link below.

Publications Downloads Page
Free Public Programs

Free Public Programs

Kids at a fishing event - Matt Poole/USFWS.

For the monthly list of free public programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, visit our events page.

Free Public Programs in April and May

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