Currituck NWR does not have any developed public use facilities such as roads, trails, restrooms, or visitor contact station. The refuge is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, throughout the year. Hiking, wildlife observation, nature photography, and waterfowl hunting are the primary wildlife-dependent activities that may be enjoyed on the refuge. Vehicle access is limited to the Monkey Island Tract and the Swan Island Tract. A four-wheeled drive vehicle is necessary since the only access is on the beach. During the summer, a beach parking permit may be required; contact Currituck County for more details.
For driving directions and other information about recreation, please contact the refuge office.
Before you go:
- The ‘Corolla Wild Horses’, feral mammals that are not a natural component of the barrier island, are occasionally seen and must only be viewed from a distance. It is unlawful to harm, approach, feed or kill any wild horse on the Refuge.
- All signage must be obeyed for safety and natural resource protection purposes. Signs delineate the Refuge boundaries, closed areas, hunting and archery zones as well as a Hunter Access Route.
- Pets must be on a leash or properly confined.
- Carry in carry out is the Refuge policy for waste and trash.
- Bug spray, sunscreen and drinking water are musts. There are no facilities on Currituck NWR.