Located in north-central Massachusetts approximately 35 miles northwest of Boston, MA. The refuge lies within the towns of Ayer and Shirley in Middlesex County and the towns of Harvard and Lancaster in Worcester County. The refuge consists of approximately 1,667 acres of upland, southern New England flood-plain forest, and wetland communities along nearly 8 miles of the Nashua River corridor.
Points of Interest: The Nashua River connects the northern and southern entrances of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful in all seasons, the Nashua River has two boat launches on refuge property. The northern boat launch is located at our Bill Ashe Visitor Facility at 80 Hospital Road in Devens MA. The southern boat launch is located at our Still River Depot Road entrance in Harvard MA.
The Bill Ashe Visitor Contact Station is the site of interpretive and educational programs. Please contact the main office (978-443-4661) for program information.