Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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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NEWS

Proposed Minor Changes to Hunt Program

Cedar Island Refuge is proposing minor changes to hunt program through the 2020-21 regulatory process. Please see attached document explaining the changes. Comments may be submitted to Tamar Kavaldjian-Liskey, Regional Hunting and Fishing Chief, tamar_kavaldjian-liskey@fws.gov, by June 8, 2020.

Proposed Minor Changes to Hunt Program with downloadable Categorical Exclusion Checklist

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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