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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    2828.60 acres

Contact Information

Description

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is home to the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex headquarters and visitor center. The Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area. Collectively, the ten units are approximately 6,500 acres in size.

Wertheim is a 2,550 acre refuge on the south shore of Long Island and is bisected by the Carmans River. The Carmans is a New York state designated scenic river and one of the largest on the island. Wertheim hosts a variety of habitats including oak-pine woodlands, grasslands and fresh, brackish and salt water wetlands. These habitats attract and support many types of wildlife including white-tailed deer, osprey, muskrat, fox, turtles, frogs and fish. The refuge also serves as a haven for waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and songbirds.

Allowed Activities
Birdwatching
Bow Hunting
Canoeing
Boating
Cross Country Skiing
Hiking
Hunting
Kayaking
Photography
Snowshoeing
Stand-up Paddling
Wildlife Watching
Walking
Good For
Families
Visually Impaired
Wheelchairs
Rules & Regulation
Hunting Permits Required
No Biking
No Camping
No Campfires
No Dogs
No Horses
No Illegal Substances
No Motorized
No Motorized Wheeled Vehicles
No Unmanned Aircrafts

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Portions of the refuge trails are ADA accessible. The Visitor Center building and facilities are ADA accessible.