Road Closures---Laurel Bay Unit Open For Month of February


Until further notice, Visitor Center and Offices for National Wildlife Refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex will be closed to the general public due to safety measures put in place locally to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.   For general inquiries, contact alligator_river@fws.gov or call 252-216-9464 or 252-473-1132 X224.  You may also try to contact each refuge directly; however, staffing is limited to critical/essential employees.   Outdoor areas of refuges remain open during daylight hours.


LAUREL BAY UNIT OF ALLIGATOR RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TO OPEN FOR MONTH 0F FEBRUARY – SELECTED REFUGE ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAVEL CAUTION

The Laurel Bay Unit of the Alligator River NWR will open for vehicular access for the month beginning on Monday, February 1. Wet weather has created hazardous conditions on some roads, and they will remain closed subject to road conditions. This includes Wynne and Hickory Roads, the northern dike road between Buffalo City and River Roads, and the dikes around the impoundment on River Road.  

All roads and road shoulders across the refuge are wet and soft. Please take extra caution while driving or pulling to the side to observe wildlife. Refuge staff will monitor conditions in the Laurel Bay Unit frequently. If conditions improve, roads will be opened. Additional roads may be closed if wet conditions continue to prevent damage to roads and dikes and ensure public safety.