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    Summer Programs at Occoquan Bay Refuge

    Looking to have fun and learn? Join us at Occoquan Bay and Mason Neck Refuges for our new summer programming! See calendar for details.

    August 2015 Programs

  • Bullseye

    Aim High, Let 'em Fly!

    Be right on target! Learn archery basics with refuge staff from the National Archery in the Schools Program. Children and adults welcome.

    Archery Program Information

  • Bald Eagle Nest

    Wildlife Drive and Trails are Open!

    The bald eagle chicks have learned to fly and left their nest. All trails and the Wildlife Drive are open to visitors.

Visit Occoquan Bay NWR

Plan Your Visit

Box Turtle - Credit Cindy Kreticos

There are things to see at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge year-round! Plan your trip to the refuge by dressing for the weather, bringing insect repellant and watching out for poison ivy. Visit the link below to learn more about visiting the refuge.

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

Potomac River NWR Complex

In 1998, Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Occoquan Bay NWR, and Featherstone NWR, were reorganized into the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Occoquan Bay is managed as part of the Potomac River NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Around the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., December Sunset - Bill Wallen.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
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