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    OSV Zone - COMPLETELY CLOSED

    OSV Zone is closed to all 4X4, pedestrians, and horseback riding due to nesting piping plover.

    2015 OSV Closure

  • Hours

    Refuge Hours

    The refuge is open from 5am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

What's Happening

Upcoming Events

Wildlife viewing on the refuge - USFWS.

There are events for the whole family throughout the year at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our events calendar to learn more.

Events Calendar

 

Draft CCP/EIS Released, Comment Period Extended

We are pleased to announce the release of the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Chincoteague and Wallops Islands NWRs for public comment. We have now extended the comment period through August 15, 2014. Once finalized, the CCP will guide refuge management over the next 15 years. Follow the link below to download a copy of the draft CCP/EIS, for more information on how to submit comments.

Chincoteague and Wallops Island NWRs Draft CCP/EIS

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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Around the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunrise over Chincoteague - Jacqui Trump.
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015
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