National Estuarine Research Reserve
Notice: Please enjoy the beautiful views and outside areas at our Headquaters property. However due to Covid-19 the Visitor Center, Laboratory, Boathouse and restroom facilities remain closed to visitors until further notice.
All staff are working remotely at this time, the most efficient method to reach staff is via email (http://waquoitbayreserve.org/about/staff/). If you need to contact us by phone, please call our main line: 508-457-0495.
The WBNERR staff wishes that everyone remains healthy as we all do our best to navigate this new challenge.
Sincerely, The WBNERR Team
The reserve is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and contains open waters, salt and fresh marshes, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rivers, mixed pine and oak forests, and sandplain grasslands. Waquoit Bay, approximately 825 acres, is the dominant water feature and once supported one of the most diverse estuarine fish communities in the state. Waquoit Bay is still important to commercial and recreational shellfish and finfish fisheries.