Wildlife Drive and Most Trails Closed Until Further Notice Due to Damage from Hurricane Irma


The Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and the majority of refuge trails are closed until further notice due to damages caused by Hurricane Irma. Extraordinary tides, created by storm surge from Irma coupled with an unrelated "King Tide", caused severe damage including several dike breaches and water control structure failures. These areas are considered hazardous and must be closed to all public use until repairs can be made.  

The areas of the refuge that are currently open to the public are the Visitor Center (including trails adjacent to that building), Tupelo Trail, Kingfisher Pond and Trail, and Onslow Island (open only on Wednesdays). All refuge hunting areas will also be open for the upcoming hunt season that begins on October 1. Click here to view a map depicting current closures.

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