Friends of Wertheim

National Wildlife Refuge



The Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (FOW) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enduring protection, management and appreciation of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and its environs. 

Contact Us

Refuge Headquarters

340 Smith Road, 
Shirley 11967

Nature Trail Hours: Sunrise – Sunset

Visitor Center open:
Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Welcome Cabin Open: Sundays 12:00 to 2:00pm

Mailing Address:

Friends of Wertheim
PO Box 376
Brookhaven , NY 11719


To reach the Refuge:

Take Exit 68 off the Long Island Expressway or Exit 58 off Route 27 (Sunrise Highway), and go south on Route 46, William Floyd Parkway until you reach Route 27A / CR80 (Montauk Highway).
Go west (right) on 27A / CR80 about one-half mile to the first traffic light at Smith Road
Go south (left) on
Smith Road
about a half-mile.  Look for the Refuge entrance on the right after you cross over the railroad tracks. 

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