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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Occupying a peninsula between the Sakonnet River and Rhode Island sound, the 242 acre Sachuest Point National Wildlife refuge is a very popular site for the over 65,000 annual visitors each year. <br><br> The refuge sports a newly renovated visitor center, over 2.5 miles of nature trails, viewi...
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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Description: "Picturesque, peaceful, yet thriving with wildlife." That's how many of the more than 50,000 annual visitors describe the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Spanning 800 acres on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, the refuge protects the state's only undeveloped salt pond. From upland forests to a 1.5-mile barrier beach,the varied habitats in Trustom Pond support more than 300 bird, 40 mammal,and 20 reptile and amphibian species.

Wildlife to Watch: A stronghold for the threatened piping plover, the refuge is home to several other rare species including osprey, least terns, and the state's only population of Fowler's toad.

The refuge has all of the amenities for our visitors enjoyment. A visitor contact station is located at the main parking lot, and is staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers who willingly share their knowledge and information about the refuge with our visitors.

Special Tips: Over two miles of nature trails, four viewing platforms, and several interpretive panels create ideal conditions for visitors to view willdife in a natural setting.

Moonstone beach is closed from April 1 through September 15 each year to protect the piping plover.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 800 acres 
Closest Town: South Kingstown

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Trustom Pond NWR - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
The Refuge is located in the Town of South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island. From Providence, head South on Interstate 95 and exit onto Route 4 south. Route 4 will merge into U.S. Route 1 south. Continue on Route 1 south and take the Moonstone Beach Road exit. Continue for 1 mile, and then turn right onto Matunuck Schoolhouse Road at the four way stop sign. Continue west on Schoolhouse Road for one mile, and the refuge entrance will be on the left.

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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area