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Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, NC

Fish and Wildlife Service

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl, primarily the greater snow goose. Located between Back Bay in Virginia and the Currituck Sound...[more]

Address

316 Marsh Causeway
Knotts Island, NC 27950
Phone:252-429-3100
Email:mackayisland@fws.gov

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Directions

Mackay Island NWR is located near Knotts Island, NC. From Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach, VA, travel south. Once in NC, this road is called NC Highway 615 South. The office entrance road is located on the right about 1 mile south of the state line. The refuge may also be reached by taking the free ferry from Currituck, NC. Once on Knotts Island, you can reach the office entrance road by traveling 9.2 miles on NC Highway 615 North. The ferry has a 45-minute crossing time, and leaves Currituck, NC at 6 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:30 pm, 7 days a week.

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
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