Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Around the Refuge

Federal Recreation Passes Available

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Planning any travel to National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges this summer? Did you know that you can purchase federal recreational passes at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge? We have a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

Federal Recreation Passes

Resource Management

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With its coastal location, Target Rock provides excellent habitat for migratory birds. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service manages the refuge to protect this special area for migratory songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and other wildlife.

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Know Before You Go

The refuge is open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Late October through early April offer the best times to view waterfowl on the refuges. The forests come alive in spring with the arrival of warblers and other migratory songbirds, while red fox, wild turkey and white-tailed deer may greet you year-round. Visit Plan Your Visit to learn more.

Plan Your Visit
Upcoming Events

Leave No Trace Hot Spot

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Leave No Trace visits the refuge this fall to help educate visitors on how to reduce impacts on nature while enjoying our nation’s shared outdoor places.

2018 Hot Spots Press Release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge 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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