Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Crabbing Rodeo - Scheduled June 14, 2014 9am til noon


Each year, the Pea Island Crabbing/Fishing Rodeo is held the second Saturday in June from 9 am until noon.

Participants are encouraged to bring everything they need for the morning, including sunscreen, insect repellant, food, drink, chairs, etc.

Note: Success varies from year-to-year. Some years, almost everyone (sometimes as many as 500 people) takes home a full bucket of crabs. Some years, catch is much smaller. But, it's always a fun time for the entire family.

For more information, contact the Refuge Visitor Center at 252-987-2394.

Note, beginning 2014, the Crabbing Rodeo will not have any sort of prize drawing. We invite families and individuals to come out and enjoy a morning of fun, wildlife-dependent recreation on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge! Your "prize" will be the fun you have and the fish or crabs you catch!!

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People crabbing at crabbing rodeoChild displaying caught crab

Adult displaying caught crab

Last Updated: 3/20/13