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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    Hunting Opportunities

    The refuge offers white-tail deer hunting during the Virginia State big game season. Permits are available through Chincoteague NWR.

    Hunting at Chincoteague Complex

  • Closed to the Public

    Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge offers hunting opportunities with a refuge permit. It is otherwise closed to the public.

    Learn more about the refuge

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    We're a Complex

    Wallops Island NWR is managed by the staff at the nearby Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

    Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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