James River National Wildlife Refuge is open to wildlife-dependent activities (See Visitor Activities page). People wishing to visit the trails are to request a permit by contacting the refuge office at least three business days prior to the proposed date of visit.
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring sufficient water.
The property has only limited structures and maintained trails. An information kiosk welcomes visitors at 4550 Flowerdew Hundred Road and serves as the trail head. From there, visitors with pre-approved authorization can access the half mile trail along Powell’s Creek. The trail extends across an earthen dike to a small forested island surrounded by freshwater marsh.
Administrative Office/Eastern Virginia Rivers NWRC Sub-Office
11116 Kimages RoadCharles City, VA 23030804-829-9020Fw5rw_evrnwr@fws.gov
Directions to the Administrative Office: Turn North onto Kimages Road (Route 658) from John Tyler Memorial Highway (Route 5). Proceed approximately 1 mile and turn right into the Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery Campus. The refuge office is located in the fourth brick building.
James River National Wildlife Refuge
Public access is only available for pre-registered visitors and participants of refuge sponsored events.4550 Flowerdew Hundred RoadHopewell, VA 23860
Directions to Refuge: Turn North onto Flowerdew Hundred Road (Route 639) from James River Drive (Route 10). Proceed approximately one mile and turn left (at Information Kiosk Sign).
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To visit James River National Wildlife Refuge, reservations are required seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the proposed visit. Requests can be made at (804) 829-9020.