July 18, 2023

Featured photo of Masonboro Island Reserve

Masonboro Island Reserve

N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve
Active since 2023
North Carolina, US

About this site

This site is on the nature trail at Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington, NC, which is only accessible by boat. The site overlooks the vegetated dune system out to the open barrier beach and ocean. 

About N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve

The NC Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve is a network of 10 protected sites established for long-term research, education, and stewardship. This program protects more than 44,000 acres of estuarine land and water, which provides essential habitat for wildlife; offers educational opportunities; and serves as living laboratories for scientists. 


Coordinates: 34.1737250, -77.8219929

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