2019 Hunt Permits On Sale Now.

2019 Hunting Permit sales started on February 15, 2019.

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What's Happening

Take Advantage of the Fresh Snow

Trail in Winter Snow

Recent snowfalls and expected cold weather for the next several days have created very good conditions on our trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. All of our public trails are open for these activities. The Wood Duck, Timberdoodle, and Winding Waters Trails are flat and relatively easy trails that utilize old rail beds and farm roads. The Dagmar Dale Trail is a bit more challenging with some uphill and downhill terrain. While out in the snow, this is a good time to look for fresh animal tracks especially in the fields alongside the trails. The trails are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted. Dogs are allowed on the parts of the Liberty Loop Trail which are currently open, but they must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on any of the other trails.

New Law Enforcement Hot Line Number

Introducing the Division of Refuge Law Enforcement, National Wildlife Refuge System Turn In Poachers, or TIPs, hotline. Please contact this phone number to report any unlawful activities observed on the refuge. 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477).

Meet Our Friends

Meet Our Friends

Friends Group Members pose with Blue Goose

The Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is an independent non-profit association founded in 2006. The operations and activities are managed by an all volunteer board of directors. The purpose of the Friends of Wallkill River is to support the mission of the Refuge through promotion of environmental stewardship, biological programs, environmental education, recreational activities, land acquisition and habitat management and enhancement. For more information, visit their website or contact: pres@friendsofwallkillriver.org

Friends of Wallkill River

About the Complex

Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lenape 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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