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Alligator River
National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge visitors enjoy hiking, paddling, hunting, fishing, and participating in the ever-popular red wolf howling safaris.
100 Conservation Way
Manteo, NC   27954
E-mail: alligatorriver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 252-473-1131
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Alligator River NWR is home to a diverse group of wildlife, including red wolves, black bear, American alligators, waterfowl, wading birds, and song birds.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing is also allowed on the Refuge in accordance with Refuge and State regulations. Because both hunting and fishing regulations may change on an annual basis, persons wishing to participate in either activity should contact the Refuge office prior to their visit to obtain the current year's information. Public use opportunities for disabled individuals are available on the Refuge. If special arrangements or information are needed, please contact the Refuge office

Hunting is allowed on most of the Refuge during State seasons and in accordance with Refuge and State regulations. A permit is required to hunt on the Refuge. While white-tail deer is the main species hunted, a variety of small game is also hunted, such as squirrels, rabbits, quail, and mourning doves.

Maps and refuge information are available from a variety of locations on the Refuge. From September through March, a hunt leaflet with Refuge map and hunting permit is also available at these locations on the refuge or by contacting the refuge office.

Entrance Fees
None Required

Use Fees
No fees, except for guided tours
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