A group of school-age kids walking along a path in a dry environment

Hiking is allowed in all areas open to the public. Wildlife observation and photography are encouraged. Please stay out of closed areas to minimize disturbance to plants and animals. 

Providing a scenic journey through a swamp-like habitat, the Great Marsh Trail (0.3 mile loop) is home to a variety of songbirds, small mammals, reptiles, and other creatures. 

From March 15 to October 14, the area beyond the dike gate at the end of Mackay Island Road is also open. This area provides bicycling and hiking opportunities on seven miles of dikes around the refuge impoundments (pools). Whitetail deer, waterfowl, wading birds, and many other species may be encountered.