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Plan Your Visit

Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located 20 miles east of New York City and 5 miles west of Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn about points of interest and for driving directions to the refuge.

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Long Island Complex Visitor Center is located at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

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

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Around the Refuge

  • Like Us on Facebook!

    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
  • Visitor Activities

    Kayaker fishing - Richard Sack.

    There are visitor activities year round at Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, including fishing, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
  • Get Involved

    Volunteers pulling water chestnut - USFWS.

    There are many ways to get involved with the national wildlife refuges on Long Island. We rely on volunteers and interns to help us fulfill our mission and goals. Volunteer positions range from visitor center greeter to beach cleanup and invasive species control. To learn more, visit our Get Involved page.

    Get Involved
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Birds flying over the shoreline - Richard Sack.
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015
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