About the Refuge

Shore birds at Liberty Loop

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve and enhance populations of wildlife and their habitats, to protect and enhance water quality, and to provide opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation and research. The refuge conserves the biological diversity of the Wallkill Valley by protecting and managing land, with a special emphasis on forest-dwelling and grassland birds, migrating waterfowl, wintering raptors, and endangered species. The North American Waterfowl Management Plan identifies the Wallkill River bottomlands as a priority focus area for waterfowl management within New Jersey.

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge (pdf)


If you are reporting injured wildlife, please call the 

Avian Wildlife Center at: (973) 702-1957


Contact Information

Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex
1547 Route 565
Sussex, New Jersey 07461

Phone: (973) 702-7266, x 18
Fax: (973) 702-7286