Facility Activities

Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public. Hunting and fishing opportunities are available seasonally via water access at designated blinds surrounding the Cow Island unit. All state regulations apply.

While land access is prohibited, off-site wildlife viewing and photography from the mainland and state adjacent waters is encouraged.

Only hunting for migratory game birds (waterfowl) is permitted on Plum Tree Island NWR from three designated stationary blinds on the 211 acre cow island unit. Species include duck, coot, merganser, brant, dark goose, and light goose. The season will include select days during the fall and...

Fishing at Plum Tree Island NWR is only permitted from blinds 1 and 3 located near the shores of Cow Island. These structures will be shared seasonally between user groups with allowance for fishing during spring and summer months (April through August). Shoreline fishing will be prohibited....

Plum Tree Island offers diverse salt marshes, tidal streams, and wooded ridges that support fish, waterfowl, marsh and wading birds, and shorebirds. Serene shorelines offer secluded habitat for breeding and nesting wildlife, including the northern diamondback terrapin. While via land access is...

Plum Tree Island offers diverse salt marshes, tidal streams, and wooded ridges that support fish, waterfowl, marsh and wading birds, and shorebirds. Serene shorelines offer secluded habitat for breeding and nesting wildlife, including the northern diamondback terrapin. While via land access is...