Hunting, fishing, boating, birding, and hiking are the most popular activities on Roanoke River NWR. The refuge is open seven days a week from sunup to sundown except during permitted hunt days. On permitted hunt days the Refuge is closed to all without a valid permit.
The Refuge has one designated Hiking Trail, the Kuralt Trail, which is a little over 1 mile long round-trip. It is located off of Hwy 13/17N. There are two maintained roads along Hwy 13/17 that are also available for walking.
You will need to bring sturdy shoes/boots as the walking is on rough terrain and frequently floods. During spring/summer, mosquitos, black flies, ticks, and snakes may be encountered. Dawn and dusk are optimal wildlife viewing times.