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Cedar Island
National Wildlife Refuge

85 Mattamuskeet Road
Swan Quarter, NC   27885
E-mail: mattamuskeet@fws.gov
Phone Number: 252-926-4021
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Cedar Island NWR is a 14480 acre refuge composed of approximately 11000 acreas of irregularly flooded brackish salt marsh and 3480 acres of pocosin and woodland habitat. Attac
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Visitors enjoy crabbing and fishing. Bank fishing opportunities are limited, fishing by boat is preferable. Public boat landings are located at the end of Lola Road beyond the refuge field office and next to the Thorofare Bridge on Hwy 12.

Waterfowl hunting is permitted on a 400 acre portion of marsh west of Hwy 12. Contact the refuge headquarters for additional information and regulations: (mattamuskeet@fws.gov).

Wildlife Observation
Wildlife observation is a popular activity on the refuge. The vast expanse of open marsh is home to many waterbirds. Raptors are observed hunting over the marsh, and song birds are viewed along the fringe habitats and uplands. Photographers are welcome to come and try their hand and patience at wildlife photography.

The refuge is open daylight hours only. There is no visitor center or other visitor facilites at Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge. Cedar Island is administered by Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Swan Quarter, NC.

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