Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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    Become a Refuge Volunteer!

    Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge can use your time and your talents. Resident volunteers? Interns? Local Volunteers? Give us a call!

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    Bring the kids! They'll LOVE the Refuge

    This Refuge has great opportunities for your family. Whether fishing, boating, hiking, or just hanging out, it's a taste of the wild!

    Just for Kids

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    Check out our BIRDS!

    Pee Dee is home to many species of migratory birds. These are just a few but check back often!


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    Know before you go! REGULATIONS!

    It's always a good idea to check on the legality of your activities BEFORE you visit. And, obey all signs!

    Rules and Regulations

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    QUESTIONS?? We have answers for you!

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions! And, check back often. We'll be adding more!

    Frequently Asked Questions

What's Happening on Pee Dee Refuge!

Duck, Duck, GOOSE...


Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge winters thousands of waterfowl each year... many species of ducks, geese, and swans. Did you know that some Canada geese have become "non-migrants?" Pee Dee has both resident Canada geese and wild "migrating" Canada Geese.

Southern James Bay Canada Geese

A Huntin' We Will Go...


Pee Dee offers a full range of hunting opportunities ranging from big white-tailed bucks to bobwhite and everything in between.


Are you a BIRDER??


We offer a list of most commonly seen or frequently sought-after birds on Pee Dee Refuge. Check back often for additions!

Wildlife Abounds....

Pee Dee Offers INCREDIBLE photo ops!


Whether you like to take pictures with your camera, your smart phone, or simply with your memory, this Refuge offers you the experience of a lifetime.

Take only pictures....

About the Complex

Carolina Sandhills Complex

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Carolina Sandhills Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS