Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will mark its 50th anniversary on November 3rd, 2020.

Events Schedule

Around the Refuge

Refuge Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state, and local public health authority guidance to implement a phased approach to increase public access to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Based on this guidance and in accordance with the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the refuge is beginning to safely increase access. As of May 22, 2020, trails and the parking lot are open, while the Visitor Center remains closed. Please see the Alert page for additional guidance.

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Final Hunting and Fishing Plan

The Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final hunting and fishing plan for the national wildlife refuges in Rhode Island.

More Information

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.

Visitor Activities

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There are visitor activities year-round at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing, interpretation, environmental education and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities
What's Happening

Sachuest Point NWR Turns 50

Join us in celebrating 50 years of conservation at Sachuest Point NWR. We will be offering guided bird walks, Earth week celebrations, archery at the Point, history talks, and more.

News Release

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