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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Area

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  • Size

    2828.60 acres

Contact Information

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    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.