Student uses binoculars to look for birds on the refuge

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge offers easy access by vehicle.  The best way to view wildlife is by driving our more than 20 miles of public gravel roads, and the 3-mile paved Wildlife Drive.  From these roads you may view wildlife in forests, fields, wetlands and open water habitats.

Birding is a popular activity, especially during the spring and fall migration periods.  Late winter is also a good time to see waterfowl on Sullivan Impoundment, just off the Wildlife Drive.

The best times to see that elusive Kentucky Warbler, White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkey or Eastern Fox Squirrel are early in the morning or later in the evening before sunset.  Many wildlife watchers like to get out on foot by hiking one of the trails, or finding their own way through forested landscapes.