Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    See our FAQ page for answers to common questions at our refuge, such as regulations for camping and ATV use.

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    Refuge Gallery

    See our multimedia page for photographs taken around our refuge.


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    Kid's Activity Sheets

    Download our fun activity sheets and let your kids play and learn about wildlife.

    Kids Activity Sheets


Hunting at Carolina Sandhills

There are many opportunities for hunting at Carolina Sandhills NWR. Check out dates, Hunter Education information, and more...

Hunting Dates, Regulations, etc

Meet our friends

Friends of Carolina Sandhills NWR

The Friends of Carolina Sandhills NWR is an organization who treasure and support our refuge. Learn more about them on our Partnerships page.

Featured Stories

Visit the Refuge

Looking for information for your next visit to Carolina Sandhills NWR? Click the link below

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About the Complex

Carolina Sandhills Complex

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Carolina Sandhills Complex.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS