Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Rhode Island NWR Complex
PO Box 307
Charlestown, RI 02813

Phone:401-364-9124
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/trustompond
Established: 1987.
Location:South of Providence, in South Kingston.
Facilities:Trails (é), observation platforms.
Activities:Surf fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife observation, educational programs.
Special Features:The refuge's beach provides nesting habitat for the piping plover and least tern. Ten species of fish, 40 species of mammals, and more than 20 species of amphibians and reptiles have also been seen on the refuge.
Habitats: 800 acres of salt pond, upland forests, barrier beach, and grassland.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk. Beach is closed to the public from April through Mid-September to protect nesting birds.
Wild life: Least tern, piping plover (threatened), osprey, common tern, bobolink, eastern meadowlark, yellow warbler, black duck, and Canada geese.

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