- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Town of Greenport, Columbia County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 4T
- Map: Rogers Island WMA Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The primary purposes of Rogers Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This is a Hudson River island and consists of 281 acres of forested uplands, tidal forested wetlands, tidal marshes, and extensive mudflats. The WMA was acquired in 1950 to provide a refuge for migrating waterfowl.
The WMA 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 prime examples of freshwater tidal marsh and intertidal mudflat communities.