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 https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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A Bounty of Birds

Cedar island is home to many different birds such as the Black Rail. Come explore what kinds of birds you can see on your visit!

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Featured Pages

Wildlife

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Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to a variety of wildlife including otter, fox, snapping turtle and clapper rails!

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Take a Virtual Tour

Take a Tour of Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge

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There's nothing like experiencing this refuge in person, but take a sneak peek to give you a hint of what's in store for you here!

Virtual Tour of Cedar Island

About the Complex

Mattamuskeet, Swanquarter, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mattamuskeet, Swanquarter, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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