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Directions, Address, and Contact Info  

Currituck National Wildlife Refuge is managed by staff at Mackay Island Refuge. There are no buildings or other facilities on this refuge.


Administration Office:

Office Headquarters at Mackay Island are open Monday – Friday 8 am to 3pm. Closed on all federal holidays.

The physical and mailing address to the refuge headquarters:

Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

P.O. Box 39

316 Marsh Causeway

Knotts Island, NC 27950-0039


Phone: 252-429-3100



Directions to the refuge headquarters at Mackay Island:

Take the free Currituck Sound Ferry in Currituck, NC on Route 168. The ferry lands at NC Route 615 at the south end of Knotts Island. Travel approximately 8.1 miles north to the refuge office at Mackay Island


Directions to Currituck NWR:

The refuge is located on the northern end of the Outer Banks, and consists of six separate units located between Corolla, NC and the NC/VA state line. To access the refuge, follow NC Route 12 north to its terminus in Corolla; traffic is then diverted to the beach (four-wheel drive is required) The first refuge tract is approximately ¾ mile north.