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    Refuge Summer Hours

    Refuge Hours are from 5am to 10pm. Our Refuge Visitor Center is open from 9am to 5pm. Both the are open 7 days a week.

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    OSV Zone - Open to Coast Guard Station

    Oversand vehicle zone is posted & maps are available at the Chincoteague Refuge Visitor Center. A fee is charged for all permits.

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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

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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: Jul 01, 2014
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