The Railroad Ditch Auto Tour is open Mondays through Saturdays through May, 8:00am to 3:00pm. All vehicles must exit this entrance by 4:00p. The required self-service permit can be found in a box on the entrance gate.
Hiking trails are open sunrise to sunset.
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.
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Deep in the cold spring nights, life begins to stir!Learn more...
Guided walk with refuge biologist. Some song birds may have already arrive. Come and check it out!Learn more...
April 24, 25, 26, 2014. Guided bird walks, guided bus tours, photography workshops, birding class, family activities and more.For complete schedule...
An active fire management program is housed on the refuge. Seasonal activities include the planning and implementation of controlled burns, and wildfire suppression. The zone program conducts burns 9 months a year, and averages 35 burn days a year. Burns are conducted in a wide range of habitat types, including marsh, grasslands, pocosins, and upland pine and hardwood forest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2014