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Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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OYSTER BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
OYSTER BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
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Oyster Bay, New York   11771

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Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
'Going My Way'
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Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
'A Lovely Day'
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Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
'Oyster Bay'
© Original photo taken by Dorothy F. Valenti dfvalenti

The Oyster Bay NWR on the north shore of Long Island consists of high quality marine habitats that support a variety of aquatic-dependent wildlife. The refuge's waters and marshes surround Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt - father of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Subtidal (underwater up to mean high tide line) habitats are abundant with marine invertebrates, shellfish and fish.

Marine invertebrate and fish communities support a complex food web from waterfowl to fish-eating birds, to marine mammals. Waterfowl use of the Refuge peaks from October through April. Over 20,000 ducks have been documented on the refuge during one survey. Over 25 species of waterfowl, along with numerous other waterbirds, depend on Oyster Bay for survival. The most common marine mammals at the refuge are harbor seals - which have become more noticeable during recent years. Sea turtles and diamondback terrapins can also be sighted at the Refuge.

New York State's only remaining commercial oyster farm operates on the refuge, producing 90% of the State's oyster harvest.
History of the Area
The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1968 via land donation from the Town of Oyster Bay and several local villages under the Migratory Bird Conservation Act. The refuge's waters and marshes surround the National Park Service's Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt, the founder of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The only remaining commercial oyster farm in New York State operates on the refuge. Ninety percent of the oysters harvested in New York State come from the refuge's waters.
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Lee's Sports Shop
214 Laurel Rd
East Northport, NY
(631) 261-3964
Bowman's Sporting Goods Co
50 Main St
Northport, NY
(631) 261-6611
Regal Bait Products
192 W 9th St
Huntington Sta, NY
(631) 385-8284
Four Winds Bait & Tackle
1457 New York Ave
Huntington Sta, NY
(631) 421-1184
Duffy's Bait & Tackle
58 Shore Rd
Glenwood Landing, NY
(516) 676-9543
Albright Tackle
300 Jericho Quadrangle
Jericho, NY
(516) 683-0775
Anglers Club
9 Union pl
Huntington, NY
(631) 351-8514
Noli Eileen Fishing Boat
202 E Shore Rd
Halesite, NY
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Camp-Site Sport Shop Inc
1877 New York Ave
Huntington Sta, NY
(631) 271-4969
Duffy's Bait & Tackle
58 Shore Rd
Glen Cove, NY
(516) 676-9543
Glen Cove Anglers Club
Garvies Point Rd
Glen Cove, NY
(516) 676-9794
Matinecock Rod & Gun Club Inc
150 Dosoris LN
Glen Cove, NY
(516) 671-0385
Area Cabins and Lodges
Huntington Hilton
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville, NY
(631) 845-1000
Chalet Motor Inn
23 Centershore Rd
Centerport, NY
(631) 757-4600
Tides Motor Inn The
2 Bayville Ave
Locust Valley, NY
(516) 671-7070
Medlow William T Architecture
21 Sullivan Dr
Jericho, NY
(516) 938-9662
Marriott Hotels & Resorts: Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY
(631) 423-1600
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Directions
Access to the refuge is limited to private boats and rentals. Residents outside of Oyster Bay may enter the refuge by boat from Long Island Sound. Visitors in vehicles may travel local roads adjacent to the refuge. The refuge does not provide parking. Mill Pond, part of the Refuge, is located off West Main Street. Onsite parking is not available.

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