Lenape NWR Complex Brochure

New Brochure for the Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Lenape NWR Complex Brochure

Important Things to Know

Spring is here!

Meadowlark promo

Spring is here! Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark and Tree Swallows are some of the common early arrivals at the grasslands. Eastern Phoebe and American Kestrel are likely to be found here as well along with a few Northern Harriers that have spent the winter here and are still present. On warm sunny days you may find a few early emerging butterflies such as Mourning Cloak, Eastern Comma and Spring Azure.

Seasons of Wildlife

Plan your visit

Short-eared Owl

The refuge now has a public restroom open year round, but no potable water sources. Please plan accordingly.

Information to plan your visit.

Things to do

Things to do

Shawangunk Grasslands offers a variety of ways to enjoy the refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, fishing and bow hunting.

Learn about activities on the refuge
Meet Our Friends

Meet Our Friends


The Friends of Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge is an independent non-profit association founded in 2016. The operations and activities are managed by an all volunteer board of directors. The purpose of the Friends of Shawangunk Grasslands is to support the mission of the Refuge through promotion of environmental stewardship, biological programs, environmental education, recreational activities, land acquisition and habitat management and enhancement. For more information, please visit their website:

Friends Of Shawangunk Grasslands

About the Complex

Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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