MacKay Island National Wildlife Refuge
316 Marsh Causeway
Knotts Island, NC 27950
GPS 36° 31'03.84" N 75° 55'28.94" W
( Entrance Area )
From their site;
Bank fishing and crabbing is permitted year-round in the following areas: the Marsh Causeway (SR 615), the bridge over Corey's Ditch, the Great Marsh Trail, and along Mackay Island Road from SR 615 to the dike gate. From March 15 to October 15 all areas of the refuge are open including the impoundments (pools) beyond the dike gate. These areas may only be accessed by hiking, bicycling, or by boat from Currituck Sound. Striped bass, catfish, perch, and occasionally flounder can be caught from the bridge over Corey's Ditch. Largemouth bass, bream, and catfish are the most commonly caught species in the other areas.
Boating is allowed on refuge waters from March 15 to October 14. The Great Marsh provides an excellent area for canoeing and kayaking. A small boat ramp, located near the dike gate on Mackay Island Road, is also available for access into the marshes.
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|National & State Parks with Fishing in Currituck County North Carolina|
|Areas in Currituck County North Carolina include;Aydlett, Barco, Carova Beach, Coinjock, Corolla, Currituck, Grandy, Gregory, Harbinger, Knotts Island, Jarvisburg, Mamie, Maple, Moyock, Point Harbor, Poplar Beach, Poplar Branch, Powells Point, Sanderling, Shawboro, Sligo, Spot and Waterlily.|
|Bodies of water in Currituck County North Carolina include; Albemarle Sound, Back Bay, Ballast Bay, Baums Creek, Beach Creek, Beasley Bay, Bellows Bay, Brant Island Pond, Buckskin Creek, Burris Bay, Capsies Creek, Cedar Island Bay, Coinjack Bay, Currituck Sound, Deep Neck, Duck Creek, Dowdy Bay, Fosters Channel, Goat Island Bay, Goose Pond, Great Beach Pond, Intercoastal Waterway, Jenkins Cove, Knotts Island Bay, Pettys Pond, Knotts Island Channel, Lutz Creek, Myrtle Bay, North Landing River, Little Goat Island Bay, Lone Oak Channel, Neals Creek, Narrow Ridges, North River, Parker Creek, Piney Cove, Piney Island Bay, Racoon Bay, Roland Creek, Sanders Bay, Sanders Creek, Sheep Creek, Ships Bay, Shoe Hole Bay, Stumpy Cove, Taylor Bay, Tull Bay, Tull Creek, Ware Creek, Webster Creek, Wells Bay, Wells Creek, Whale Head Bay and Yankee Pond.|