Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, RI

Fish and Wildlife Service

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Located approximately 12 miles offshore on picturesque Block Island, this small refuge provides important habitat for wildlife, and a place for people to appreciate the natural environment of the island...[more]

Address

50 Bend Road
Charlestown,, RI 02813
Phone:(401)364-9124
Email:FW5RW_RINWR@fws.gov

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Directions

The trip to Block Island will require a boat ride. In Narragansett, Rhode Island you can catch the Block Island ferry from Point Judith on route 108. Call ahead for reservations, particularly if you are bringing a vehicle. The refuge is located on the North End of Block Island. From the ferry terminal on Block Island, turn right. At the first stop sign turn right onto Corn Neck Road. Continue to its end, and from the parking lot, walk the beaches of the Refuge.

Learn more about the refuge at the new Kettle Pond Visitor Center and headquarters located at 50 Bend Road in Charlestown, RI. It celebrates the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge and all of the other refuges in Rhode Island. This facility contains interactive exhibits, displays, a sales area, classrooms for speciel events, and knowledgeable people where visitors can come and explore the refuges and learn about the wildlife resources and coastal environments of each refuge.

Activities
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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