Contact: Mike Hoff 252-429-3100
August 27, 2008
Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge will “Open Roads” August 30-31, 2008.
Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge Manager Mike Hoff announced today that Open Roads Days will be held from 7:00 am until sunset on August 30-31, 2008. 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. The Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area will remain closed during this Open Roads event. Other activities, at the end of Mackay Island Road, may include hiking, bicycling, fishing, and wildlife observation and photography. The refuge speed limit is 15mph 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 refuge sign. Knotts Island may be reached by traveling south on Princess Anne Road from Virginia Beach or by taking the free ferry from Currituck, NC.