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Please reach out to us at 757-336-3696 for more information.

Discover the extraordinary wildlife and untamed terrain of Virginia’s Eastern Shore at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, where visitors can fully engage with the natural world.

For a comprehensive understanding of Chincoteague’s history, location, and the latest articles, visit the official website of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Trek

The Bus Treks are returning for 2024!  We are in the process of training staff, getting the ticketing process up and running and finalizing the paperwork to get the bus on the road.  Keep checking back for future updates.

Lighthouse Climb

The Lighthouse is open for climbing every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. through Labor Day.  After Labor Day the lighthouse will only be open on Saturdays through Thanksgiving weekend.

CNHA Bookstore

The CNHA Bookstore is open Thursday through Monday 10 AM – 3:45 PM. Bookstore may be open during certain holiday weeks, please call (757) 336-3696 for information.

Mailing Address: CNHA, PO Box 917, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Physical Address: CNHA, 8231 Beach Road, Assateague Island, VA 23336

Directions: Route US-13 runs north/south along the Eastern Shore. Take 13 to route VA-175 east. Follow 175 for approximately 10 miles onto Chincoteague Island, continue straight across the island to Assateauge Island where you will find Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

(Yes, it’s confusing. Google Maps or Mapquest will route you across Chincoteague Island to our location on Assateague Island Virgina – not to be confused with Assateague Island Maryland)

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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