This page provides relevant academic, educational, and reference documents relating to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.


Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

Need more assurance that winter is really ending? Come explore the refuge on a self-guided scavenger hunt for signs of spring. Engage all your senses (ok, not taste!), to learn more about how our resident plants, birds, frogs, and other wildlife respond to the changing seasons.

Alternative Beaches & Recreation Areas

Parker River NWR periodically closes due to capacity and/or management requirements. But fear not! There are many local beaches and recreation areas to explore.

Parker River NWR 2022 Shotgun Deer Hunt Map

Map showing boundaries for the fall 2022 shotgun deer hunt at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Parker River Bird List.pdf

List of commonly spotted birds by the season at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Great Bay Spring Turkey Hunt Map

Map detailing hunting areas for spring turkey hunt at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Final Habitat Management Plan - Parker River NWR & Thacher Island NWR

This Habitat Management Plan (HMP) provides a long-term vision and specific guidance on managingpriority species, habitats, and ecosystems at Parker River and Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuges(NWRs). This is accomplished by determining the refuges’ priorities, setting goals and objectives...

Final Environmental Assessment for the Pink House

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is implementing the Pink House Removal Plan for Parker RiverNational Wildlife Refuge (NWR or refuge). The Service prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) toconsider the environmental and human effects of removing the Pink House, an abandoned...