Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) serves as an important link in the chain of refuges along the eastern seaboard, and is the inland base for two neighboring barrier island refuges, Blackbeard Island and Wolf Island.
Refuge Temporarily Closed for Annual Archery Hunt

Harris Neck NWR will be closed Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24, 2022 for the annual archery hunt. During this period, only hunters with valid refuge hunt permits will be allowed entry. Gates will close at sunset on Wednesday, September 21 and reopen at sunrise on Sunday, September 25. We appreciate your patience!

Visit Us

National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings.  Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset every day. You can observe and photograph wildlife, fish, or during the season, hunt white-tailed deer.

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      Our Species

      Harris Neck NWR provides premier nesting, foraging, and wintering habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including nearly 350 species of birds.  Signature species include threatened wood storks, which nest in a large colony on Woody Pond, and the colorful and uncommon painted bunting.