Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge is one of three refuges managed by the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Composed of wetlands and woodlands, the refuge is a narrow strip along the shore of the Potomac River and mouth of Neabsco Creek with a railroad right of way bordering the western edge. The refuge provides habitat for Neotropical migrants, waterfowl, ospreys, and historically bald eagles.
Currently, public access to Featherstone NWR is limited. Public access is restricted to a designated non-motorized boat water landing via the southern end of Farm Creek due to visitor safety concerns. A CSX Transportation railroad spans the length of the refuge carrying high speed passenger and freight trains. Water will be the only access point to the refuge until an agreement providing safe access across the railroad is reached among the refuge, CSX Transportation, and Virginia Railway Express.
Featherstone NWR non-motorized boat water landing map