Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Manteo

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  • Driving from Raleigh to ARNWR. Takes about 3 hours. Stopped at Pocosin Refuge Visitor center and collected maps/information. Took the trail at Sandy Ridge - was rather quiet but being in the open area...  more »
  • The ladies there are very informative and friendly. They know the area well. We did not see any alligators. We saw a rattlesnake, several black bear and turtles. You need to be patient, and travel slo...  more »
  • We made several trips through the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge this year. It was amazing, we saw numerous bears, a bald eagle,osprey,bobcat and Northern Harrier Hawk. I highly recommend yo...  more »
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  • I am sure this a beautiful place teeming with wildlife at the right time of year. In early Feb. We saw a few hawks some ducks and lots of swans. It was a fun ride and the volunteers at the visitors center were terrific.
  • Great place for wildlife viewing..bald eagles, black bear, king fishers, that i have seen. I have also head of sightings of red wolves and otters
  • A great place to escape civilization, see some wildlife, get some pictures, catch fish and go for a paddle in the kayak or hike a trail. Bring some food and have a picnic. You'll definitely need done big spray though, the mosquitos and no-see-ums are thick during any weather over 50 degrees. Good chance you see bears, gators, red wolves, a large variety of song birds, aquatic birds and birds of pray as well. Definitely one of our favorite places to escape to when the tourists are making life on the obx a dreadful pita.
  • Great nature trail, with adequate parking for cars and campers. Kayaking is a great way to see the scenery, and wildlife.
  • Awesome park. Good for canoe/kayaking. Multitude of marked paddling "trails".
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