Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport

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  • If you want to experience unspoiled ocean beauty with no civilization in sight, this is the place to be, even in the off season. You'll feel like you must have traveled far and wide to get here but it...  more »
  • If you come during the summer months, you will probably be frustrated by the tight crowd controls in place...but you will be incredibly grateful for those controls once you see what is being protected...  more »
  • Loved walking the beach trails to see the gorgeous views of the beach. Be sure to drive all the way to the end as there are lots of different trails.  more »
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  • Living right down the road from here doesn't make it any less beautiful and enjoyable. The birds and wildlife are always great to see. Beautiful sunsets, great trails, access to the beach and wonderful place to take photographs. Be sure to stop in to the Visitors Center. My grandchildren especially love the interactive displays. I enjoy the information and discussions with the staff.
  • The Parker river is a great spot for a walk on the beach in a more wild setting. During the summer months much of the park is closed however so come early or you may not be able to reach Sandy point at the end. Birdwatching here is great, bring your binoculars and check out some of the boardwalks.
  • We have never been disappointed. Main restroom is always clean on the first lot. You do pay a fee to get on the reservation but it is used to maintain and preserve the island and the wildlife that lives on it.
  • Beautiful! Leave your dogs home though.
  • So thankful for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and our public lands.
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