|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.
The refuge sports a newly renovated visitor center, over 2.5 miles of nature trails, viewi...
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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