Around the Refuge

Public Program Schedule

Coyote Promo

Join USFWS Volunteer, Alyssa Grayson, this summer to learn about snakes, coyotes, bears, dinosaurs, and more.

Summer Program Schedule

Annual Take Me Fishing Day


The Sachuest Point NWR will be hosting its annual Take Me Fishing Day on Saturday, August 4th, from 10am-3pm. Come join the fun and try your skills at tying knots, baiting and casting, fish painting, and more!

2018 Take Me Fishing Day

Piping Plovers are Back!


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs your help this summer to protect threatened piping plovers, their nests and chicks on Rhode Island beaches. These rare migratory birds have returned to Rhode Island and will spend the next several weeks establishing territories and beginning to nest on the state’s beaches. The Service ropes off specific areas to protect the breeding birds from pedestrians, pets and vehicles, since disturbance can cause the birds to abandon the site or could result in eggs being unknowingly crushed. This year, the Service will expand the roped off area on the National Wildlife Refuge portion of Second Beach in Middletown down to the mean high water mark. The refuge portion of the beach will be closed to the public from April 1 to September 15, 2018.

News Release

Night-time Fishing Permits


Night-time fishing permits for Sachuest Point NWR are now available on-line. Click the link below to purchase your permit today.
What's Happening

Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Approved!

In October 2016, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director of the Service, approved Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)—a new refuge dedicated to managing shrubland habitat for wildlife in the Northeast. The Service can now start working with partners and willing-seller property owners to identify opportunities to acquire priority lands in fee simple or conservation easement within the designated focus areas of Great Thicket NWR.

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About the Complex

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Rhode 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