Greenport, NY 12534
This Hudson River island consists of 281 acres of forested upland, tidal forested wetlands, tidal marshes, and extensive mudflats. Acquired in 1950 to provide refuge to migrating waterfowl, this Wildlife Management Area can only be accessed by boat since there is no legal public access across the railroad tracks that border the east side of the property. The best place to land a boat is at the southwest corner of the island just north of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. The various upland and wetland habitat types found on the WMA support a great variety of fish, wildlife, and plant species, including several rare plants. Rogers Island contains one of the largest tidal swamp forests in the Hudson Estuary and exemplary examples of freshwater tidal marsh and intertidal mudflat communities.