Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1984 to preserve and protect a unique wetland habitat type - the pocosin - and its associated wildlife species, the refuge offers a diversity of habitat types including high and low pocosin, bogs, fresh and brackish water marshes, hardwood swamps, and Atlantic white cedar swamps. Visitors may also find black bears, deer, river otters, and red wolves, along with a variety of birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Whether paddling on the paddling trail, hiking or birding on the Sandy Ridge or Creef Cut Wildlife Trails, or taking a casual journey on the Wildlife Drive, visitors are sure to create memorable experiences.
Explore more about Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on their website and find out how you can make a difference by volunteering with the Friends of Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges.