Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.

Around the Refuge

Fall Deer Hunts at Parker River and Great Bay NWRs

Details about the 2021 Parker River and Great Bay NWRs firearms deer hunt permit lottery have been released. Click on the link below for complete details.

Deer Hunt Lottery Details 2021

Work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service!

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Here's your chance to work for the world's premiere wildlife conservation organization, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click on the link below for job details and near future application deadlines!

Wage Grade Job Opportunities

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

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Click on the link below for a listing of upcoming public programs and events.

Free Public Programs in October

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