Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge

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Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) (Source: Wikimedia)

Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge

Park Information

The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge is located on the north shore of Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. This 80-acre refuge is composed of mature oak-hickory forest, a half-mile rocky beach, a brackish pond, and several vernal ponds.

The land and waters support a variety of songbirds (particularly warblers during spring migration), mammals, shorebirds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. During the colder months, diving ducks are common offshore, while harbor seals occasionally use the beach and nearby rocks as resting sites.

NY State and Federally protected piping plover, least tern, and common tern depend on the Refuge’s rocky shore for foraging and rearing young. The spring bloom at Target Rock is a reminder of its days as a garden estate, with flowering rhododendrons and mountain laurel.

Agency Name:

Fish and Wildlife Service



Directions

From Main Street (Route 25A) in the Village of Huntington, take West Neck Road for 5 miles, continue on Lloyd Neck Road which ends at Target Rock Road, follow Target Rock Road for 1/2 mile, the entrance is on the right. The refuge entrance is 2.2 miles east of Caumsett State Park.


Geographic Location


Contact Info

12 Target Rock Rd.

Huntington, NY

11743


Additional Info

  • “Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge”. Accessed June 28, 2020. Link.


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