It was a good year, 2018. Here's a brief recap.


CNHA hosted almost 40,000 visitors to  the lighthouse in 2018!. We provided in excess of $68,000 in support to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge along with owning and operating the buses for the Refuge Treks throughout the spring, summer and fall. The CNHA also provided supplies and refreshments for special events on CNWR, including International Migratory Bird Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week. CNHA also supports summer interns who bring youthful exuberance in support of refuge staff who are often stretched to perform their duties and responsibilities.

CNHA helps support the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge



We believe our friends group is crucial to the mission of the Chincoteague Refuge, which is to conserve, protect and enhance wildlife and habitat here and in this great nation. The actions we take today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out how you can help.

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saving the lighthouse

The Assateague Lighthouse turned 145 in 2017. CNHA stepped forward and helped save it.

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Chincoteague Ponies

Where did the ponies come from? It is an enduring question with few answers. There are stories.

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Refuge Trek Schedule 2019

"great way to see ponies and other wildlife and you don't have to hike around on foot" - trip advisor

chincoteague refuge

Find your favorite spot on the refuge.