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Parking and Entry Reservation for Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Parking and Entry Reservation for Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Please note: Public restrooms are currently open on weekends only. Masks required indoors. Two Porta-potties are available near parking area.

*No dogs/pets are permitted on the property. No biking on trails.

All visitors need to make a reservation (per vehicle) for a specific 30 minute window arrival time

The Sanctuary is open Tuesdays thru Sundays, dawn to dusk. Trails and offices are CLOSED on Mondays with the exception of Monday holidays.

Reservations are required between 9:00am-4:30pm.

Self-guided school/educational groups or larger multi-passenger vehicles must reserve parking one week in advance by contacting our office. Please call, 978-887-9264 or email, ipswichriver@massaudubon.org


Please select your arrival time. Note: We cannot accommodate any date changes, cancellations, or refunds once an order has been placed.

Reservations are $10 per car for nonmembers; free per car for Mass Audubon members, EBT Cardholders, ConnectorCare Card to Culture Cardholders, and Active Duty US Military Families. Please show your reservation confirmation (and corresponding card, if applicable) upon arrival.

Not a member? Join today to take advantage of our new member special. You can show your email confirmation upon arrival.

Upon Arrival

You will need to show your reservation confirmation (either printed or on a mobile device) to the parking attendant. If there is no attendant in the lot, please leave printed confirmation or confirmation order number visible on your dashboard.

Trail maps are available at the Visitors Center window. Take a photo of the trail map or download one from massaudubon.org/trails.


Why do we have to reserve parking in advance We are limiting the number of visitors onsite at any given time. In addition, online and advance parking reservations enable you to make contactless payment and ensure that a parking spot is available upon arrival.

Will there be any restrooms or water fountains? 

Our water fountain/ water bottle refill station is open. Our public restrooms are closed during the week but are open to the public on weekends. Two porta-potties are available near parking lot.

How far in advance can I reserve parking? 

For the moment, we are only offering  Parking & Entry reservations one week in advance. We plan to have more flexibility to book further in advance in the future. Check our website frequently for updates.  Self-guided school/educational groups must reserve parking one week in advance through our office.

Can I get reserve parking when I arrive at the sanctuary? 

To ensure an available parking spot, reservations should be booked in advance of your  arrival.

How long can I stay once I am there?

While you must arrive during your reserved time slot, you can stay for as long as you like.

What if I need to cancel?

Unfortunately, the reservations are nonrefundable and we cannot accommodate any date changes at the moment.

What if I just joined Mass Audubon online and don’t have a member card?

Thank you so much for your membership support! Your email confirmation of your membership will serve as your temporary membership card. Please show that email along with your reservation confirmation when you arrive. 

If you have any further questions, please contact us at www.ipswichriver@massaudubon.org.

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Protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.

Mass Audubon is the largest nature conservation nonprofit in Massachusetts., with more than 135,000 members and supporters. We protect more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved.

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