Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Beach Rd
Chincoteague Island, , 23336

Phone: (757) 336-6122

Fax: (757) 336-5273


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The refuge is open from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Visitor Center hours are 9am to 4pm, 7 days a week.


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most visited refuges in the United States, providing visitors with outstanding opportunities to learn about and enjoy wildlands and wildlife.


Chincoteague Refuge includes more than 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and maritime forest. Established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), the refuge today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds as well as other species of wildlife and plants. The refuge also provides wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities such as fishing, hunting, wildlife photography and observation, interpretation, and environmental education.



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Chincoteague Visitor's Guide

Office Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 9AM - 4:30PM

6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Main Office: (757) 336-6161

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