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

Contact: Mike Hoff 252-429-3100

News Release

August 27, 2013

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge will “Open Roads” August 31 - September 2, 2013.

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge Manager Mike Hoff announced today that “Open Roads” days will be held from sunrise to sunset on August 31 - September 2, 2013.  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.  Portions of the road shoulder are closed due to Hurricane damage.  Please note the no parking area signs and park in safe suitable locations.  Access to the Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center 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 15mph.  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.