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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 30 things to do in Chincoteague Island Features Animals
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-6122
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Nice Day

We weren't there long, but enjoyed going out on the beach, looking at the lighthouse, and seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Athens, West Virginia
Excellent Day on Barrier Island

This preserve is part of the National Seashore on Asseteague island which is reached through the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-6122
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't there long, but enjoyed going out on the beach, looking at the lighthouse, and seeing the ponies.

Thank WVZoomy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This preserve is part of the National Seashore on Asseteague island which is reached through the town of Chincoteague in VA. There are many sights to see, depending on your interest. First and foremost are the wild ponies, inspiration for"Misty of Chincoteague" There are several...More

Thank wwilsonmaryland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a great place to hike, bike, drive and explore. Whether you want to spend time searching for the wild ponies or relaxing on the beach this refuge offers it all.

Thank ChemDrKarr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous views, well-kept trails, lots of wildlife, clean, pristine beach. We loved exploring by bike. Probably rode 6-8 miles and loved it! Heed the warnings of others & bring sunscreen & bug spray!

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and peaceful place to come to. I bring my family each year. We love the pony and wildlife scenery. Don't blink an eye or you could miss something. Very relaxing and a must see!

Thank Rlblum
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place you shouldn't miss. They won't be around forever. There is plenty of wildlife and nature to absorb. Take the family.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was quite educational and very beautiful. People from all over the world seemed to be in the area just to check this out.

Thank jake835
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the wild ponies are the traffic-stopping attraction, this park has the best beach I have ever seem. Not only does it stretch for miles, most of it is accessible by 2-wheel drive. There are very nice porta-potties and clothes changing privacy enclosures all down...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great walking trails and scenic views with potential to see the wild ponies. However, as it is known bug spray for the mosquito is a MUST! try to go in very early morning before they get worse.

Thank Samantha E
Reviewed 6 days ago

been going down the island for many years have been going to refuge only the past few years they have done a lot in the past few years. repaving the roads what a difference the views are great last couple trips have seen the horses...More

Thank morefishlessdolphins
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can someone PLEASE name a trail they took?
16 June 2017|
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Response from jonekn | Reviewed this property |
I took all of the trails.
Uri L
How would you recommend spending 1 day with three kids in the beginning of July? We'd love to see the ponies...
4 June 2017|
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Response from RSMAURY | Reviewed this property |
I'd definitely recommend it! I'd love to go back with my kids. The wild ponies are a beautiful sight. The beach, lighthouse, and wildlife refuge would also be great for kids. They'd love Maddox Blvd (the main road on the way... More
Seja J
Does it cost to get in? Is it a national park so my senior park card would work there?
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jimbo3244 | Reviewed this property |
It is a national park and your senior card is accepted there.