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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-6122
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Great tour with knowledgeable captains Saw ponies close up at several locations. The day was a... read more

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PhiladelphiaSbb123
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Philadelphia
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Great get away for the day.

About two hours north of Norfolk. You need to pay a fee to go through the tunnel to get into the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beemer54
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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“visitor center” (143 reviews)
“bug spray” (156 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (68 reviews)
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Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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"bug spray"
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"beautiful beach"
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"wild ponies"
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"hiking trails"
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"wildlife refuge"
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"the loop"
in 55 reviews
"beach area"
in 38 reviews
"bird watching"
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"tom's cove"
in 78 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 36 reviews
"nature center"
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"light house"
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"bus tour"
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"off season"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour with knowledgeable captains Saw ponies close up at several locations. The day was a little cold and blankets were provided. Also binoculars. Best tour on the island The only thing a little tricky is you pick up tickets one place then you have...More

Thank PhiladelphiaSbb123
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

About two hours north of Norfolk. You need to pay a fee to go through the tunnel to get into the island. There is also a few to access Tom's Cove unless you have a senior pass. Great trip to see the horses and lighthouse....More

Thank Beemer54
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views from the lighthouse are awesome. It has wide stairs and not too high. No cost to go up to the top. The bike trails are well-maintained.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We come here once a year and love the peace, the views and of course the ponies. Love kayaking and camping here.

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always wanted to see the wild ponies. And did I ever!! Saw the lighthouse too. The whole place is very clean and the rangers are very friendly. The beaches are really nice too, very accessible.

Thank Jessica V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For $20 a week or $40 a year (per car) you get access to ocean beach, light house, wildlife trails and informative visitor centers. You can view Chincoteague ponies, Delmarva Fox squirrels and birds of all varieties. Be prepared with insect repellent however.

Thank Lois B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We rented bikes to ride through the Refuge. There are paved wide bike lane away from the highway that makes this a great bike riding experience. Bug spray is a must. Make sure you take a trail that allows for a rest stop at the...More

Thank mchaffieclan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the park for a day and spent some time at the beautiful beach. It was a weekday so there was plenty of parking but also early in the season. I imagine it gets very full otherwise. We made a stop at the lighthouse...More

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have spent many happy hours at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. You can walk the beach for miles, collect shells, and enjoy the peaceful beauty of this unspoiled island. Wild ponies, sika deer, Delmarva squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, and many varieties of...More

Thank TessGammaw
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on our trip on the island. Our bus guide, Bob was very informative and knew a lot of history about the island. We got to see several bands of horses, eagles, several other types of birds. The visitors center was...More

Thank walkerbunch5
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hairforu2
12 June 2018|
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Response from Agatha P | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They are around year Round.
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24 May 2018|
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Response from Agatha P | Reviewed this property |
No---but you can get a special Pass to drive in the 4x4 restricted areas. Not sure of the cost for the pass.
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