Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Total Miles
32.4

Elevation

5.19 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is a series of scenic gravel roads in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. It's located west of Nags Head in the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Refuge offers amazing scenery and views of the local wildlife. One can expect to see alligators, black bears, red wolves, and bald eagles. Phelps Lake is in the refuge and offers fantastic water views!

Photos of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Difficulty

The Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge trail system is basic and can be driven by most passenger vehicles. During inclement weather, the trails can become more difficult to negotiate and may require 4WD during these times.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Durl Clay
Jun 13, 2024
2023 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal
Dusty
Nice easy, peaceful drive. The road is in very good condition. Along the trail we saw wild turkeys, deer, black bear twice, turtles and a heron. However, we only caught a peek of Phelps Lake once.

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