The refuge encompasses sandy beaches, maritime forest, and brackish marsh north of the town of Corolla, North Carolina. Visitors can enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing and photography, boating and hunting. Access to the refuge is by boat or 4WD vehicle (Monkey Island and Swan Island tracts only).
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What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, from the purposes for which ais established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. The refuge works to restore, enhance, and maintain the natural processes and diversity of the unique habitats of the mid-Atlantic barrier island ecosystem through actions such as control, prescribed fire, and impoundment water level management.