Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge


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Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Address:1547 County Rt 565
Sussex, NJ 07461

Phone:973-702-7266
Fax:973-702-7286
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/wallkillriver
Established: 1990.
Location:Along the Wallkill River in northwestern New Jersey.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, trails, hand-launch boat ramps, historic sites.
Activities:Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, educational programs.
Special Features:Migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway are naturally "funneled" through the valley, where the refuge's high-quality wetlands offer birds a place to rest and feed.
Habitats: 4,800 acres of swamps, fens, wet meadows, old fields and forests. Land acquistion is ongoing.
Access: Open dawn to dusk year round.
Wild life: Songbirds, wading birds, migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors, butterflies, dragonflies, bog turtles, bobcat, opossum, foxes, river otter, eastern cottontail, bats, salamanders, snakes, and frogs.

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