Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge


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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 1969
Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:252-473-1131
Fax:252-473-1668
Web: alligatorriver.fws.gov
Established: 1984.
Location:Northeastern North Carolina.
Facilities:Trails, canoe trail, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Established to preserve and protect a unique wetland habitat (pocosin) and its associated wildlife species. Pocosin is a Native American word meaning 'swamp-on-a-hill' and is characterized by poorly drained soils high in organic material. One of the last remaining strongholds for black bear on the eastern seaboard, the refuge also provides habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Habitats: 152,000 acres of marshland and pine and hardwood pine forests.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Concentrations of ducks, geese, and swans. Also wading birds, shorebirds, American woodcock, raptors, black bears, American alligators, white-tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits, quail, river otters, red wolves, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and neotropical migratory birds.

See other parks in North Carolina.