Around the Refuge

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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
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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

Oyster Bay 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


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