Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

100 Conservation Way
Manteo, NC 27954


Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge was established to:  

  • Protect and preserve unique wetland habitat types and associated wildlife species. 
  • Provide habitat and protection for endangered species such as red wolves, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and American alligators. 
  • Provide habitat for black bears. 
  • Provide habitat and management for waterfowl and other migratory birds. 
  • Provide for a wide variety of native wildlife species through diverse wildlife management techniques and strategies. 
  • Provide wildlife-dependent public opportunities including hunting; fishing; wildlife interpretation; observation; photography; and environmental education 
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