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    Finding Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

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    Refuge Hunt Permits

    The process for obtaining a refuge hunt permit has changed. Follow the link and obtain your permit today.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Winter Raptor Event

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge hosts many free public events throughout the year, including hiking, fishing, bird watching, and kayaking as well as various children’s programs. Check out all of our upcoming events on the events calendar.

Events Calendar

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Around the Refuge

Paddling the River

Canoeing on the Wallkill River

If you are thinking about a paddle on the Wallkill River, we can report that recent rains have brought the river water levels back to near normal for this time of year. During the abnormally dry spell in April and May, the water level had dropped considerably and there were some shallow spots to get past. If you put in at the Rt. 565 boat access, you will encounter a couple of downed trees within the first mile that you will likely have to carry around. Be aware that the river bank is muddy and slippery and there can be poison ivy along the banks so use caution when carrying around.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
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