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Monomoy Island National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
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Tern at Monomoy
Location Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Nearest city Chatham, Massachusetts
Area 7,604 acres (30.77 km2)
Established 1944
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Monomoy Island National Wildlife Refuge is a federal wildlife refuge located on Monomoy Island in Massachusetts.

The island was taken over by the US government just before World War II and established as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1944. The island was also home to the Monomoy Island Gunnery Range from 1944 until 1951. The refuge's goal is to provide habitat for migratory birds. The size of the refuge is 7,604 acres (31 km²) with varied habitats of oceans, salt and freshwater marshes, dunes, freshwater ponds, and some historic manmade structures, such as the Monomoy Point Light and keeper's quarters (decommissioned but open to the public). Part of the refuge is the Monomoy Wilderness.

Monomoy Island USA map
Map of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge area
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