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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
Public Comment Opportunity

DRAFT Compatibility Determination Available for Public Review

Aerial View of Oyster Bay

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on a draft Compatibility Determination to allow the Nassau County Department of Public Works to rehabilitate the existing Bayville Bridge that spans Mill Neck Creek in the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Comments are needed by March 13, 2019. Written comments should be submitted to Refuge Manager, Michelle Potter, Long Island NWR Complex, 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967; fax (631) 286-4003; or by email:

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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.

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