Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Around the Refuge

Refuge Status

*** Refuge entrance fees will resume on Saturday, June 27th. *** The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state, and local public health authority guidance to implement a phased approach to increase public access to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Based on this guidance and in accordance with the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the refuge is beginning to safely increase access. The entire refuge road is open (all the way thru Sandy Point State Reservation). There is no beach access from the refuge and the visitor center is closed. Please see the Alerts page for further information.

Latest Issue of The Wrack Line - Our Refuge Newsletter

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

Spring and Summer Wrack Line 2020

Becoming a Piping Plover Lover!

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Looking for something fun AND educational to do with your kids while at home? Why not help them explore the fascinating world of the piping plover? We've assembled some cool resources to help you do just that! Click on the link below.

Piping Plover Learning Activities

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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All refuge programs and events have been postponed until further notice.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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