Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague Island: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Reviews: 5/5

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
5
National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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flossem
42 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2021
Every time we visit we discover more wonders to enjoy. This is truly a magnificent treasure that belongs to all Americans. The visitors center is open again with really knowledgeable staff and clean restrooms. We enjoyed Wildfowl Weekend and the road to the usually closed area of the park. Lots of birds and horses - - a fabulous time. There are amazing beaches, hiking paths, waterfowl habitat, meadows, marshes - - yes, something for everyone! Thank you to all the staff, we appreciate your efforts to keep this place great!
Written November 29, 2021
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Lee S
Manchester, PA31 contributions
Ponies, shorebirds and more
Nov 2021
Even in late fall, the ponies are still around, as are eagles, shorebirds and all the wonderful wildlife. Plus, it was warm enough to hang on the beach for a while and just enjoy the waves.
Written November 13, 2021
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dn1123
Toms River, NJ95 contributions
Nature at its finest
Nov 2021 • Family
Spent many hours biking the trails of the wildlife refuge. Happened to come across some ponies who must have broken thru the fence line. Saw many beautiful birds including a bald eagle
Written November 6, 2021
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA477 contributions
The Ponies of Chincoteague
Dec 2020
Chincoteague Island had been on our list for a long time and we finally were in a position to cross the bridge from VA. out to the Island. It was calming just watch the beautiful scene and take a few photos to share. The ponies just do their thing out on a barrier island, like they have been doing for a long time !! Nice Stop !!!
Written November 1, 2021
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Deb C
Milton, DE201 contributions
Biking it
Oct 2021 • Couples
Have been here numerous times and it never disappoints. This visit we picked a day and took our bikes from the campground over the bridge and in to the park. We did every bike trail listed on the brochure. Had lunch on the beach and met an interesting lady. Chatted about the NASA launch (shhh). On our way from the beach met a couple from a town near us and had a lovely chat. Saw so many different birds especially on Wildlife drive. Horses on that bike trail too !
Park did not close until 8 pm which was dark already so we took the car thru for one last ride. Saw raccoons and deer. Turned around by beach area and saw the rocket launch (shhh). What a great time at this park.
Written October 26, 2021
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theoljohnnyboy
New Florence, PA1,296 contributions
CNWR
Oct 2021
Back again for another visit, enjoyed it very much. This is an entry fee area. The horses are fenced into two areas, on is 2000 acres and is very remote, the other area is 500 acres and is south of the main road. We did the woodlands hike and enjoyed it very much, flat, blacktopped and ADA friendly. At the pony viewing platform we were able to see about a dozen horses fairly close up. There are a lot more trails and lots of beach to spread out on and enjoy.
Written October 19, 2021
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Lucky4iron
Damascus, MD64 contributions
So Beautiful!
Oct 2021
Stopped in and walked up to the the light house. On the way to the beach we were delighted to see about 6 wild horses. Very special to see them in there environment. The beach was very nice and not over crowded. Just a very peaceful outing.
Written October 17, 2021
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Matt
4 contributions
A great place for an outdoorsman to spend a couple days!
Oct 2021
A great place for an outdoorsman to spend a couple days! If you’d like to bike ride, see wildlife and take long walks on the beach then you will be in heaven.
Written October 15, 2021
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janicepk
Annapolis, MD907 contributions
Beautiful Island
Aug 2021
Love this quiet island. Saw the horses from afar, but still fun. We rode bikes all around the back part of the island along the paths through the marsh.
Written October 12, 2021
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Lisa M
Hammonton, NJ68 contributions
Nice area for a fall walk
Sep 2021
The wildlife refuge was very nice perfect for the fall weather we had when there. There are trails and an area to view the ponies. This is also what you go through to reach the beach.
Written October 6, 2021
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