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

Contact: Mike Hoff 252-429-3100

News Release

December 5, 2008

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge will “Open Roads” December 6-7, 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 December 6 and 7, 2008. The public will be able to drive the roads around the refuge impoundments at the end of Mackay Island Road. The Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area will be closed for these Open Roads Days. Other activities may include hiking, bicycling, fishing, and wildlife observation and photography. This time of year is excellent for observing the numerous waterfowl that spend the winter on the refuge. The refuge speed limit is 15 mph and visitors are asked to park in safe, suitable locations. The Open Roads are located 1 6.2 miles south of the North Carolina state line on Hwy. 615, Knotts Island, NC and are marked by a large refuge signs. 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.