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National Wildlife Refuge

Terns and Sanderlings.
316 Marsh Causeway
Knotts Island, NC   27950 - 0039
E-mail: mackayisland@fws.gov
Phone Number: 252-429-3100
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Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is home to a variety of shorebirds and other wildlife.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Boating and fishing are allowed during all times of the year.

A public waterfowl hunt is held annually using designated refuge blinds. A drawing is conducted for these hunts by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Special regulations apply; please contact the refuge for more information.

Wildlife interpretive displays and literature may be found at the Mackay Island NWR Visitor Contact Station/Office. Currituck NWR does not have developed public use facilities such as roads, trails, restrooms, or a visitor center.

Wildlife Observation
Vehicle access is prohibited off the beach, with foot access allowed behind the dune area. Watch for "AREA CLOSED" signs located in several places on the refuge.

The refuge is open seven days a week, during daylight hours, throughout the year.

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