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Platform To Be Replaced

New TR Platform small

Superstorm Sandy destroyed the overlook which allowed a panoramic view of Long Island Sound. The refuge received funding to replace the platform, which was completed in 2015. The final phase of the project- stabilizing the bluff and installing the stairs- will be completed in 2016.

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Target Rock is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Target Rock is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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

  • Like Us on Facebook!

    Did you know our Refuge Complex has a Facebook page? Follow us on Facebook for current updates on your favorite Long Island refuges!

    Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Facebook Page
  • 2015 Duck Stamps on Sale

    2015 Duck Stamp

    Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967.

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  • Resource Management

    Beach Cleanup - USFWS

    With its coastal location, Target Rock provides excellent habitat for migratory birds. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service manages the refuge to protect this special area for migratory songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and other wildlife.

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  • Know Before You Go

    The refuge is open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Late October through early April offer the best times to view waterfowl on the refuges. The forests come alive in spring with the arrival of warblers and other migratory songbirds, while red fox, wild turkey and white-tailed deer may greet you year-round. Visit Plan Your Visit to learn more.

    Plan Your Visit
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Target Rock refuge - Richard Sack.
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015
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