Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
Pea Island Refuge Headquarters, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina| Map |
It’s a good idea to bring cameras and binoculars for viewing birds, turtles and other critters at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Located on the north end of North Carolina's Hatteras Island, the refuge provides nesting, resting and wintering habitat for migratory birds, including the greater snow geese, waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds and raptors. The area is home to more than 365 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, 24 species of reptiles and five species of amphibians. At the visitor center, families can learn about environmental issues, wildlife observation and the local beaches, ponds, salt flats and marshes. Be sure to get out and explore the trails.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Kids will especially enjoy the North Pond Wildlife Trail at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. The trail crosses over a turtle pond, full of freshwater turtles. Platforms and decks offer good observation points.
Address: Pea Island Refuge Headquarters, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 4 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info