A portion of the refuge beach will be temporarily closed from mid-April through the late August to protect threatened beach nesting birds. The beach area closest to the ocean will remain open for recreation. Please call the main office for the exact beach opening date at 631-286-0485. Please obey all closed area signs.
About the Complex
The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area.
Amagansett is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Around the Refuge
There are visitor activities year round at Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.Visitor Activities
Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. There are no amenities located at this refuge. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.Plan Your Visit
Management efforts at Amagansett focus on protecting native strand communities, providing habitat for threatened and endangered species, migratory birds and other wildlife, and controlling non-native species. Learn more on our Resource Management page.Resource Management
Piping plovers, federally listed as threatened, arrive at the refuge between mid-March and early April. Before the bird arrive fencing put up on a portion of the beach area to ensure the birds have the privacy they need. Once a full clutch of eggs has been laid, the refuge erects a wire exclosure around the nest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014