About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Planning for Your Visit
The Railroad Ditch Auto Tour is open Monday through Saturday 7:30a to 3:00p. Enter the auto tour route at 3120 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. All vehicles must exit this entrance by 4:00p. The required self-service permit can be found in a box on the entrance gate or from the below link.
Hiking trails are open everyday sunrise to sunset.RR Auto Tour Self-Permit
A Hydrology based study to aid in future management of the refuge natural resources.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015