Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
Fisherville Brooks Wildlife Refuge

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge

Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI

(401) 295-8283

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail Map


The refuge has a grand history, and is a great pride to ASRI.  The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s largest property, Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge in Exeter, contains 1013 acres of fields, diverse forest habitats, pond, streams (including a lovely waterfall), and a historic cemetery. Easy access via Route 102, ample parking, wonderful scenery, towering white pines and pleasant hiking make Fisherville well worth the visit.  The refuge abounds with diverse habitats ranging from white cedar swamps to upland beech forests.  Fisherville’s unusual “kettle holes,” dotting the landscape, were created 18,000 years ago when chunks of ice broke free from the glacier that covered the entire state. The indentations were filled by glacial melt water, which, once melted, left these kettles.

We encourage proper use of the refuge and stewardship of the gifts it offers us to enjoy.  The following are prohibited from the refuge: dogs, horses and other pets; picking or collecting of anything besides litter; picnicking or camping; all vehicles (including bicycles) beyond the parking lot; excessive noisemaking; and alcoholic beverages. 

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge is one of four birthday party locations!