Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.



Sachuest Point NWR Virtual Tour

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.

View the tour on YouTube

Around the Refuge

Refuge Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state, and local public health authority guidance to implement a phased approach to increase public access to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Based on this guidance and in accordance with the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the refuge is beginning to safely increase access. As of June 28, 2021, trails and the parking lot are open. The Visitor Center is open Friday through Monday, 10AM to 2PM. Please see the Alert page for additional guidance.

Learn More

Night-time Fishing Permits


Night-time fishing permits for Sachuest Point NWR are now available on-line. Click the link below to purchase your permit today.

Protecting the Wildlife

Help us keep Sachuest Point NWR a safe place for wildlife. Please leave dogs and pets at home because they are not allowed on the refuge. Please do not feed the wildlife because it could make them sick. Remain on the trails to protect the habitat. Thank you for your help.

What's Happening

Visitor Activities

Fisherman - USFWS.

There are visitor activities year-round at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing, interpretation, environmental education and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities

About the Complex

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS