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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain 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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Current Conditions

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Due to the CoronaVirus Health Emergency the Sandy Point NWR Visitor Center is CLOSED until further Notice.

VISITOR CENTER CLOSURE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID19)

Leatherback Sea Turtle

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The leatherback sea turtle, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians.

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Refuge Objectives

To provide habitat and protection for threatened and endangered species, with particular emphasis on the leatherback sea turtle. To foster a sense of public commitment and understanding for sea turtles and the need for protection by providing opportunities for environmental education, interpretation, and compatible wildlife-oriented recreation. To support the Service’s commitment to implement and carry out sea turtle recovery plans. To provide habitat for a natural diversity of plant and wildlife species.

About the Complex

Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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