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


Features

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Increasing access for hunting

Wildlife Refuge Specialist Cindy Beemiller on what increasing access means for the refuge and visitors.

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Around the Refuge

Resident RV Volunteer Positions Available

Resident RV Volunteer Positions

Are you a RV Workcamper? We are now accepting applications for our Wertheim RV spot! Spend your spring and summer months living along the beautiful Carmans River while volunteering on the refuge.

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What's Happening

Little Neck Run Closed for Nesting Bald Eagles

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This closure will help reduce disturbance and protect the eagles during this sensitive time. Favorable locations to view eagles and other wildlife exist along the Black Tupelo trail at Indian Landing and at refuge overlooks along the Carmans River, with the use of a spotting scope or binoculars. As always, visitors are reminded to obey closed area boundary signs and to adhere to refuge regulations. Photo courtesy of Jim Simpson.

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About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Wertheim 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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