Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 39
316 Marsh Causeway
Knotts Island, NC 27950

Contact: Mike Hoff 252-429-3100
email: Mike_Hoff@fws.gov


News Release

December 6, 2010

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge will “Open Roads” December 11-12, 2010

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge Manager Mike Hoff announced today that Open Roads Days will be held from 7:00 am until sunset on December 11-12, 2010.  The public will be able to drive the roads normally closed to vehicular traffic around the refuge impoundments at the end of Mackay Island Road.  This opportunity will allow visitors to observe and photograph the abundant waterfowl that frequent the refuge this time of year.  The Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area will remain closed during this Open Roads event. Other activities may include hiking, bicycling, fishing, and wildlife observation and photography.  The refuge speed limit is 15 mph and visitors are asked to park in safe, suitable locations.  The Open Roads area is located 6.2 miles south of the NC state line on Hwy. 615, Knotts Island, NC and is marked by a large brown refuge sign.  Knotts Island may be reached by traveling south on Princess Anne Road from Virginia Beach, VA or by taking the free ferry from Currituck, NC.