Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge

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Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
LocationHyde County, North Carolina, United States
Nearest citySwan Quarter, North Carolina
Coordinates35°22′00″N 76°19′30″W / 35.36667°N 76.32500°W / 35.36667; -76.32500Coordinates: 35°22′00″N 76°19′30″W / 35.36667°N 76.32500°W / 35.36667; -76.32500
Area16,411 acres (66.41 km2)
Established1932
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteSwanquarter National Wildlife Refuge

The Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge is located in Hyde County, North Carolina near the village of Swan Quarter. The area is a federally protected land and home to many species of wildlife and waterfowl. The refuge is administered from the nearby Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge has a total area of 16,411 acres (66.41 km2).[1]

Approximately half the refuge was designated a part of Swanquarter Wilderness.

Great Island, located in the Pamlico Sound, is located entirely within the wildlife refuge.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.