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.


Features

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Increasing access for hunting

Wildlife Refuge Specialist Cindy Beemiller on what increasing access means for the refuge and visitors.

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Around the Refuge

Hunt Application Materials

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Application materials are available for the duration of the 2021-22 deer hunt season.

Application Materials

Resident RV Volunteer Positions Available

Resident RV Volunteer Positions

Are you a RV Workcamper? We are now accepting applications for our Wertheim RV spot! Spend your spring and summer months living along the beautiful Carmans River while volunteering on the refuge.

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What's Happening

Little Neck Run Closed for Nesting Bald Eagles

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This closure will help reduce disturbance and protect the eagles during this sensitive time. Favorable locations to view eagles and other wildlife exist along the Black Tupelo trail at Indian Landing and at refuge overlooks along the Carmans River, with the use of a spotting scope or binoculars. As always, visitors are reminded to obey closed area boundary signs and to adhere to refuge regulations. Photo courtesy of Jim Simpson.

Click here to read the press release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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