Due to recent storm activity NCDOT is busy working long hours on Highway NC 12. Some work is at the entrance to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge's visitor center. Dune rebuilding and roadwork will last from Tuesday 5-17 thru Friday 5-20-22. Call the visitor center to confirm reopening, 252-987-2394.
Also, the weekly Friday Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge bird walk from 8-9:30 am is canceled this week due to NC Highway roadwork and visitor center closure.
National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is a tiny piece of barrier island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina... small in size, but huge in popularity among both wildlife and people! Pea Island offers visitors the opportunity to experience spectacular flocks of ducks, swans, and other waterfowl, and explore dynamic beaches and dunes. Visitors can stop by the Visitor Center, hike one of the refuge trails, dip a fishing line in the surf or the sound, or relax by the beach.