Around the Refuge

Upcoming Events

There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!

Program Calendar

Road Closure During Culvert Replacement

The road linking Sachuest Point Road near the campground to Third Beach will be closed for road construction beginning in early March through May 15, 2018. The existing culverts in the road will be removed and replaced with a larger structure. Read the full news release below with map of the road closure.

News release with map

Youth Employment Opportunity

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In partnership with NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island is accepting applications until positions are filled for summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members. Young adults between the ages of 15 and 18, who are interested in working outdoors, are encouraged to apply for a YCC position. The crew will work with refuge staff on projects including trail building and maintenance, maintaining grounds and facilities, control of invasive plant species and help protect endangered species such as piping plover. The program will run for 6 weeks beginning in early July. Crew members will work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday, and will be paid $400/week.

Apply here

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