Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Pocosin Lakes
National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 329 (mailing),
205 South Ludington Dr
Columbia, NC 27925

252-796-3004

pocosinlakes@fws.gov
Friends of Pocosin Lakes



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Walter B Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds, Columbia, NC

Refuge Facts

Established: 1990 (the 12,000-acre Pungo Unit was established as Pungo National Wildlife Refuge in 1963, then merged into Pocosin Lakes, when it was established).
Acres: 110,106 (90,000 donated).
Located in Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, NC; Headquarters located in Columbia.


Financial Impact of the Refuge

13-person staff.
63,000 visitors annually.
Annual operating budget $2.1 million (FY 07).


Habitat Description

Predominant vegetation type is southeastern shrub bog which is also known as pocosin.  This type is characterized by a very dense growth of mostly broadleaf evergreen shrubs with scattered pond pine.

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Last Updated: 5/8/13