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.


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    Did you know our Refuge Complex has a Facebook page? Follow us on Facebook for current updates on your favorite Long Island refuges!

    Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Facebook Page

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    Know Before You Go

    Please note that the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge is only accessible by boat.

    Town of Oyster Bay Regulations

  • Every Kid in a Park

    Every Kid Outdoors

    Fourth graders and their families can visit national public lands for FREE. Get your online voucher and then pick up your pass at Wertheim!

    Every Kid Outdoors

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