Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Coordinates: 37°57′15″N 75°19′00″W / 37.95417°N 75.3166667°W / 37.95417; -75.3166667

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Sign 1.jpg
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Monument Sign at Entrance to Assategue Island
Location Accomack County, Virginia / Worcester County, Maryland
Nearest city Chincoteague, Virginia
Area 14,000 acres (57 km2)[1]
Governing body U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service[1]

The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a 14,000-acre (57 km2) wildlife preserve operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. It is primarily located on the Virginia side of Assateague Island with portions (only about 3%) located on the Maryland side of the island as well as Morris Island and Wildcat Marsh. The refuge contains a large variety of wildlife animals and birds including the Chincoteague Pony.[1]

Other attractions within the refuge include:[1]

  • Herbert H. Bateman Education & Administration Center
  • Woodland Trail observation deck
  • Assateague Lighthouse
  • Beach Road

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. "Natural Attractions", Discover the Spirit of Chincoteague Island Virginia Visitor’s Guide 2008, 2008, p. 6 and 8.

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