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    Have a WILD time!

    No matter what your talents or interests, we can use YOU as a Refuge Volunteer!

    Become a Refuge Volunteer

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    Experience our Wildlife Drive

    The Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive offers incredible experiences in wildlife viewing year-round

    Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive

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    Wings Over Water 2015 - coming soon!

    Over 100 programs with GREAT leaders... Experience the wildlife and wildlands of eastern North Carolina

    Wings Over Water

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    Gateway to eastern NC Refuges

    The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open daily, year-round, is FREE, and offers the experience of a lifetime!

    National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center

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    Looking for an Internship?

    Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and other refuges in eastern North Carolina offer internship experiences rivaled by no others.

    Learn More about Internships

Sneak Peek of the Refuge

Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of all things REFUGE!

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Using your smart phone, a regular phone or your computer, take virtual tours of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Take a Virtual Tour!

About the Complex

Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex

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Includes Alligator River, Pea Island, Pocosin Lakes, Mackay Island, Currituck, and Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuges

Alligator River is managed as part of the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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News & Refuge Happenings

  • Not Too Late to See Bears

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    Black bears are out on our Wildlife Drive. Take a drive around Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and you might just see one...or more. The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday noon-4:00 pm; admission is FREE.

    To See a Bear
  • Red Wolf Death Under Investigation

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    Federal and State Officials Request Assistance in Investigation of Gunshot Red Wolf

    2014-10-17-Red Wolf Investigation
  • Oystercatcher Digs

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    American Oystercatchers feed on oysters, clams, mussels, worms and other small creatures. They have a bright orange beak used for probing the sand for food and opening shells to get at the tasty bits. The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday noon-4:00 pm; admission is FREE. Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are open daylight hours year-round. Explore! http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/spec.html It's time for the 2014 Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 21-26th. Sign up today-over 90 program choices- 252-216-9464.

    10-16-2014 Oystercatcher Digs
  • 2014 News Releases and Newsletters

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    Follow this link for access to 2014 news releases and other current refuge information.

    2014 News Releases
Page Photo Credits — Prothonotary Warbler by Jeff Lewis
Last Updated: May 20, 2015
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