AAA Editor Notes
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge covers approximately 5,880 acres just s. of Oregon Inlet on Hatteras Island. Birds include more than 250 species of local and migratory fowl. Observation decks, about 5 miles south of the Oregon Inlet bridge, permit views of the ocean, wildlife and shipwrecks along the shore. A visitor center is located off SR 12 just s. of Oregon Inlet.