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 local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people 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.


Around the Refuge

Refuge Beaches Closed

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Beaches on two Long Island National Wildlife Refuges will be partially closed this summer to protect habitat for nesting birds.

Official Press Release

Federal Recreation Passes Available

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Planning any travel to National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges this summer? Did you know that you can purchase federal recreational passes at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge? We have a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

Federal Recreation Passes

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What's Happening

Refuge Beach Closures

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For the protection of migratory bird nesting areas, the Fish & Wildlife Service will temporarily close portions of the Amagansett and Morton refuge beaches from March 30 to August 31.

Official News Release

About the Complex

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Amagansett 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