Directions & Contact Info

This refuge is open to the public, although there is no physical address.

Contact Information

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center and Headquarters at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
340 Smith Road
Shirley, NY 11967
(631) 286-0485


Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Exit #41 North (toward Oyster Bay). Proceed north on Route 106, cross 25A and continue toward the village. Access to the refuge is limited to private boats and rentals. Residents outside of Oyster Bay may enter the refuge by boat from Long Island Sound. Visitors in vehicles may travel local roads adjacent to the refuge. The refuge does not provide parking. Mill Pond, part of the Refuge, is located off West Main Street. Onsite parking is not available.