Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

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Facility:Currituck National Wildlife Refuge
Description:Currituck NWR, located on the northern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks, was established in 1984 to preserve and protect the coastal barrier island ecosystem. Refuge lands are managed to provide wintering habitat for waterfowl and to protect endangered species such as piping plover, sea turtles, and sea beach amaranth.

A 4-foot-tall fence stretching a mile from sound to sea marks the southern barrier of this 1,800-acre sanctuary, where most of Corolla's wild horses still range. People can walk through the fence, however, and four-wheel-drive vehicles can cross over a cattle grate.

Once Corolla's most popular tourist attraction, the wild horses no longer roam freely in the populated village. The only place they can be found today is in this refuge.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:North of NC Route 12 - no road - beach access only
Address 2:
City:Carova
State/Province:NC
Zip Code:27927
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:n/a
Admission:free
Telephone:(252) 429-3100
Website:http://www.fws.gov/currituck/
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tara, Co-op Member
My favorite place on earth! :) It's a beautiful expanse of beach. The Marine Science options are endless.
There are wild Spanish Mustangs that roam these beaches as well--teachable moments abound!
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