Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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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!

    Learn More

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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 Refuge has some changes in the Refuge Hunting Program that will make obtaining your hunting permit so much easier. Please visit: and follow the directions to apply for your hunting permit for the upcoming season. 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