Lathrop Wildlife Refuge

Route 1A, Westerly, RI


Lathrop Wildlife Refuge protects 86 acres along the northern shore of Winnapaug Pond, in the seaside town of Westerly.  This refuge consists of coastal shrub land, freshwater wetlands, and salt marsh.  A short and gentle trail leads from the parking lot down to the pond, which is great a bird watching destination.

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.