Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Long Island NWR Complex
PO Box 21
Shirley, NY 11967

Phone:631-286-0485
Fax:631-286-4003
Established: 1947.
Location:On Long Island's south shore.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:The refuge contains one of the last undeveloped estuary systems remaining on Long Island and includes Carmans River, a state-designated Wild and Scenic River.
Habitats: 2,550 acres of marine seagrass beds, intertidal saltmarsh, high saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, swamps, and upland pine and oak forests.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Waterfowl, primarily black duck. Also provides habitat for owls, hawks, butterflies, mice, voles, deer, weasel, and fox.

See other parks in New York.
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