Refuge trails are primarily administrative service roads and are infrequently maintained. Visitors may encounter tall, dense vegetation, downed trees, or other obstacles along the trails.
Access to the refuge is by 4WD vehicle or boat only. The public may park on the beach and walk to the refuge to access the Monkey Island and Swan Island Units. Visitors can also access refuge units by boat from Currituck Sound.
Please contact the refuge office if you have any questions about visiting.