Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Ansonville, North Carolina

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Exploring the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is like going on safari. The trails and roads within the park reveal more wildlife than perhaps any other hike listed in this book. Not only are there deer, turkeys, foxes, and coyotes that roam the open farmland and dense forest at the refuge, but the lakes and wetland areas are home to a wide variety of migrating waterfowl. This hike explores the forest, fields, and wetlands on the property. The route starts by exploring Brown Creek Nature Trail, which winds beside the peaceful water of Brown Creek and through an open field of tall prairie grass. Next the hike travels to the nearby wetland area, where an extensive network of wooden boardwalks takes you out onto the water to look for birds. At the end of the boardwalk, the hike travels the Tall Pines Nature Trail through the forest. Then it loops back to the trailhead on a paved road that explores the outlying wetlands boundary. After the hike is finished, you will most likely want to spend some time driving through the refuge in search of additional wildlife sightings.

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide

"Exploring the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is like going on safari. The trails and roads within the park reveal more wildlife than perhaps any other hike listed in this book. Not only are there deer, turkeys, foxes, and coyotes that roam the open farmland and dense forest at the refuge, but the lakes and wetland areas are home to a wide variety of migrating waterfowl. This hike explores the forest, fields, and wetlands on the property. The route starts by exploring Brown Creek Nature Trail, which winds beside the peaceful water of Brown Creek and through an open field of tall prairie grass. Next the hike travels to the nearby wetland area, where an extensive network of wooden boardwalks takes you out onto the water to look for birds. At the end of the boardwalk, the hike travels the Tall Pines Nature Trail through the forest. Then it loops back to the trailhead on a paved road that explores the outlying wetlands boundary. After the hike is finished, you will most likely want to spend some time driving through the refuge in search of additional wildlife sightings."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ansonville
Distance: 2.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: About 1 to 1.5 hours
Season: Winter, to view the migrating waterfowl
Local Contacts: Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: USGS Ansonville; Basic Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge trail maps are available at the park headquarters
Driving Directions: Directions to Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Recent Trail Reviews

4/13/2013
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As stated in the info, the trail is very short. The boardwalk over the swamp has is narrow and no handrails. But the trail in the forest is wide and very nicely marked. Although the trail is short, it's a very nice walk along the many roads.



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May 2018