The refuge includes 787 acres of various wildlife habitats including fields, shrublands, woodlands, fresh and saltwater ponds and sandy beaches and dunes.
Temporary Closures in June and August

The recreational trails and entrance ramp at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge will be undergoing rehabilitation in June and August, 2023. From June 5 through June 16 the contact station and all refuge trails will be temporarily closed and unavailable to the public for safety reasons and to allow space for construction vehicles. From August 7 through August 18 the Otter Point Trail will be temporarily closed to the public during the rehabilitation project, however, Osprey Point Trail will remain open. 

What will be improved?

Otter Point Trail will be improved to increase accessibility for all visitors, some observation platforms will be renovated or replaced, the trail entrance near the contact station will be renovated, and the lower farm platform will be removed for safety concerns. The spur trail will remain to the lower farm pond and a sitting area will be added on the pond shore. Thank you for your patience while we are under construction. 

For questions, please call the refuge at 401-364.9124 or email

Visit Us

National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings.

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of wildlife-dependent public use opportunities for visitors such as hiking, birding, self-guided tours, wildlife photography, school field trips, hunting, outside scavenger hunts, and fishing along Moonstone Beach. The refuge is open sunrise to sunset.

Location and Contact Information

      Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Opportunities

      Hunting information for Trustom Pond Refuge is available on our hunting page.

      What We Do

      Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System.  It drives everything on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System.  From the purposes for which a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
      A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

      Learn more about national wildlife refuge
      is established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used.  Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.




      Our Species

      Grey, white and black bird on sand in the foreground

      Size: 18 cm (7.25 in) in length. Color: Breeding season: Pale brown above, lighter below; black band across forehead; bill orange with black tip; legs orange; white rump. Male: Complete or incomplete black band encircles the body at the breast. Female: Paler head band; incomplete breast band....

      FWS Focus
      California least tern flying. A plain, dark blue sky in the background.

      Least terns are the smallest member of the gull and tern family. They are approximately 9" in length. Unlike gulls, terns will dive into the water for small fish. The body of least terns is predominately gray and white, with black streaking on the head. Least terns have a forked tail and narrow...

      A brown and white patterned wading bird standing in grass on the edge of a wetland

      The American Bittern is a medium-sized heron of approximately 60-85cm in length. Adult plumage is brown with heavy white streaks. A distinguishing feature of this bird is a black streak that extends from the eye down the side of its neck. Males and females are similar in appearance, but males...

      FWS Focus