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.


Around the Refuge

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 online? There are a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

Federal Recreation Passes

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What's Happening

Partial Beach Closure

Beach Closure

The Long Island NWR Complex will temporarily close most of the Jessup’s Neck peninsula (beach habitat) at Morton NWR, as well as the beach above the mean high tide line at Amagansett NWR in Easthampton to protect nesting shorebirds.

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About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Elizabeth A. Morton 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.

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