Have a WILD time!
No matter what your talents or interests, we can use YOU as a Refuge Volunteer!
Become a Refuge Volunteer
Experience our Wildlife Drive
The Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive offers incredible experiences in wildlife viewing year-round
Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive
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
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
Missing the Monarchs?
While many monarchs head to Mexico for the winter, others overwinter in Texas, California, or Florida.
Save the Monarch
Sneak Peek of the Refuge
Using your smart phone, a regular phone or your computer, take virtual tours of Alligator River National Wildlife RefugeTake a Virtual Tour!
About the Complex
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.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
News & Refuge Happenings
What happens to wildlife populations when their habitats change radically and quickly due to sea level rise? Find out this and more about the effects of Climate Change on wild places... or your own homes...View the Video by UNC-
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
Join us for weekly guided tours and interpretive programs on both Pea Island and Alligator River Refuges, as well as the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center. Fun for the whole family! Most programs are free!Printable Program Schedule
Wings Over Water 2015 - Information and registration now available! Over 100 programs with GREAT leaders... Experience the wildlife and wildlands of eastern North Carolina! Join us! Call 252-216-9464 for more information or to register.Wings Over Water
Red wolves, once declared extinct in the wild, have been re-established in eastern North Carolina
Page Photo Credits Prothonotary Warbler by Jeff Lewis
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015