Contact Us


Office Headquarters at Mackay Island are open Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed on all federal holidays.


The physical and mailing address to the refuge headquarters: 

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

P.O. Box 39

316 Marsh Causeway

Knotts Island, North Carolina  27950

Phone: 252-429-3100


Directions to Refuge Headquarters:

The refuge office is located in North Carolina, one mile south of the Virginia state line on NC Route 615.

  • From the north (or by road) - To get to the refuge directly by highway, follow Princess Anne Road 11 miles south of Pungo, Va (near Chesapeake, VA).


  • From the south- take the Knotts Island Ferry (Free) from Currituck Courthouse on US Highway 168 and follow SR 615 north. The refuge office is located on SR 615 approximately 8.1 miles north.