Wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities are available at the Bell Island Pier and the open waters adjacent to the Refuge marshes and islands. The 1000-foot Bell Island fishing pier is the most popular feature of Swan Quarter Refuge. The fishing pier may be reached via a 2-mile dirt road off Hwy 264 just west of Swan Quarter. Atlantic croaker, spot, weakfish, and spotted sea trout, are among the commonly caught fish. Crabbing is popular during the warmer months. Fishing the open water and marsh edges is accomplished via boat ramps operated by the state or private ramps at Swan Quarter, Rose Bay, and Juniper Bay.The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. No overnight parking is allowed on the refuge. Wildlife observation and photography are encouraged.


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