Around the Refuge

Lottery Application Details Released for Drive-on Surf Fishing & Berry Picking

Refuge officials have released details about how interested parties can apply for drive-on surf fishing and berry picking permits. Click on the link below for further information.

2018 Surf Fishing and Berry Picking Lottery information

Shorebird Art Contest Big Success!

Parker River's first-ever Shorebird Art Contest was a big success. Click on the link below to see a brief slide show that includes ALL of the entries, including this year's winners.

Contest Entries and Winners

The Wrack Line - Our Quarterly Newsletter

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

Spring & Summer Wrack Line 2018

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 August

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