Located in Washington, Hyde and Tyrrell counties, the refuge includes portions of the banks along the Scuppernong and Alligator Rivers. Visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, birds, natural vegetation and beauty. Facilities include restrooms, the Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds visitor center, free parking and picnic area.
Provides numerous recreation opportunities to visitors every year. View the unique habitats and diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving or hiking. Take a walk on the Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk located behind the visitor center in Columbia. Or visit the observation platform for optimal viewing on the shores of Pungo Lake or take a walk along Duck Pen trail located on the Pungo Unit of Pocosin Lakes. This half mile trail leads visitors to a blind constructed for viewing wintering waterfowl and migratory birds on Pungo Lake.