Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located on the south shore of Long Island and is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The refuge consists of 196 acres bordering the Great South Bay, separated from the Atlantic Ocean only by Fire Island. Situated in a heavily developed urban area, the refuge is an oasis for many species of migratory birds and waterfowl. Approximately one half of the refuge consists of tidal marsh, which serves a vast number of waterfowl in the winter months. The refuge attracts waterbirds, white-tailed deer, red fox, and migratory songbirds and raptors. The Refuge has been classified as part of the larger Great South Bay, a significant coastal habitat. Management activities include forest and grassland protection and management, wetland restoration, wildlife nesting structure maintenance, and habitat restoration.
Although the refuge is not open to the public, you can view the Seatuck NWR from South Bay Ave. in Islip, NY. From the Long Island Expwy. (I-495), Exit 56, or from Sunrise Hwy. (Rte. 27),Exit 45, follow Rte.111S to the end at Montauk Hwy. (Rte. 27A)/Main Street. Right onto Main St. Left onto South Bay Ave. View the Refuge on the eastern side of the road & an Audubon Sanctuary on the west side. South Bay Ave. ends at the Town Beach, access to the beach for residents with permits only.
500 St. Marks Ln. Islip, NY 11751
FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service