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Iona Island National Estuarine Sanctuary and Research Reserve

Stony Point, Rockland Co.

Iona island from the air, a hawk and a wood duck

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Waterfowl are a major attraction in this 6,000-year-old tidal marsh.
The highlight of a winter visit is seeing bald eagles roosting in treetops,
perched on the ice or soaring overhead, attracted by the open water and plentiful fish.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Tidal creeks
  • Mudflats
  • Marshes

Recreational Opportunities


Bird Conservation Area Program


556 acres


See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Iona Island (This link will leave the DEC website. Hold "Shift" down while clicking on the link to open a page in a new window)

Contact Information

Telephone: Hudson River Research Reserve: 845-889-4745 or Palisades Interstate Park Commission 914-786-2701
Website: Rockland Audubon Society, Iona Island (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credits: Iona Island National Estuarine Sanctuary, Jim Clayton, Paul T. Schnell