Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Local nameBack Bay National Wildlife Refuge
LocationVirginia, United States

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Virginia is located in the independent city of Virginia Beach. Established in 1938 in an isolated portion of the former Princess Anne County, it is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The administrative office is located on Sandbridge Road at Sigma between Lago Mar and Sandbridge Beach. The Visitor Contact Center is accessed via Sandpiper Road from the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach, which is the southernmost area of development on the Atlantic Coast of Virginia.

Most of the 9,062.45-acre fresh water refuge is on the Currituck Banks Peninsula, which borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Back Bay of the Currituck Sound on the west. As part of Virginia's Outer Banks, the refuge's barrier islands feature large sand dunes, maritime forests, fresh water marshes, ponds, ocean beach, and large impoundments for wintering wildfowl.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_Bay_National_Wildlife_Refuge

Phone +1 757 721 2412

Address 4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA

Coordinates 36°41'17.404" N -75°55'18.998" E

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