Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

  • Route 64/264 Manteo, NC 27954
  • (252) 473-1131

Attraction Info

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Explore this 152,000-acre refuge and learn more about the Outer Banks' wildlife along the coast with marshes, beaches and maritime forests. Follow the Aligator River to see the swamps and marshes that are home to many endangered species of North Carolina, including black bears and red wolves. You can enjoy the refuge on foot, but many enjoy the waterways in kayaks and canoes. Trails include a fully accessible paved trail that includes a boardwalk overlook. Fishing and hunting is permitted in the refuge, with proper permits.


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