Plan Your Visit

Snapping turtle - Tom Tetzner.

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station

1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879

The Trustom Pond Contact Station is open every day and during hours when there are volunteers available to staff the station. Generally the hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day. Sometimes our volunteers will be out on the trails to assist our visitors, and the contact station may be temporarily closed while they are away. The trails are always open during daylight hours, regardless of whether the contact station is open or not.

All restrooms, visitor centers and most of the viewing platforms and trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Here at Trustom Pond NWR, the platforms at Otter Point and Farm Pond are barrier free, but the platform at Osprey Point has a short set of stairs. However, please call ahead for any weather-related and maintenance-related accessibility issues.

Know Before You Go

Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the refuge at anytime of the year.

To assist in preparing for a pleasant experience while visiting, we would like to share the following helpful health hints:

  • Dress for the weather.
  • Insect repellent is recommended. We do have deer ticks but you will rarely be exposed to their habitat on the trail.
  • Poison Ivy is common on the refuge. All parts of the plant can cause a rash during any season.
  • Bring water and drink plenty of it while engaging in activities on the refuge.
  • Be sure to use sun protection and to not over-exert yourself.