Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o MacKay Island NWR
316 Marsh Causeway
Knotts Island, NC 27950

Phone:252-429-3100
Web: www.fws.gov/mackayisland/currituck
Established: 1984.
Location:On North Carolina's outer banks.
Facilities:None.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Monkey Island, now the location of a bird rookery, was home to a tribe of Indians called the Pamunkey Indians. Although the spelling of their name is uncertain, the island is named after the tribe. Artifacts suggest that the Indians were great fishermen.
Habitats: 4,103 acres in six separate units made up of sandy beaches, grassy dunes, maritime forests, shrub thickets, and brackish and freshwater marshes.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Wading birds, shore birds, piping plover, waterfowl, raptors, feral horses, feral hogs, crab and loggerhead sea turtle.

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