Plan Your Visit


Roanoke River Refuge is made up of various tracts of land - some of which are accessible only by boat via the Roanoke River (Great & Goodman Islands, Broadneck Swamp, and Hampton Swamp).  The Refuge has only one designated Hiking Trail, the Kuralt Trail which is a <1 mile total trail located off of Hwy 13/17N; however, there are two maintained roads along Hwy 13/17 that are available for walking. You will need to bring sturdy shoes/boots as the walking is on rough terrain and frequently floods. During spring/summer, mosquitos, black flies, ticks, and snakes may be encountered.  Dawn and dusk are optimal wildlife viewing times.