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Visitor center

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge 

3982 Waverly Road
Williamstown, WV 26187
Telephone: (304)-375-2923
Email: OhioRiverIslands@fws.gov

Directions to Visitor Center 

  • From I-77 take WV exit #185; follow WV-14 (Highland Ave.) 1.3 miles; turn right onto Waverly Road (E. 4th St.); continue 2 miles to site.  
  • From Marietta, OH cross Williamstown Bridge, take first left after DaVinci's Restaurant onto Waverly Road (E. 4th St.); continue 2 miles to site.  
  • From Vienna, WV take WV-14 N to Williamstown, turn right onto Highland Ave; take first left onto Waverly Road (E. 4th St.): continue 2 miles to site. 

Directions to Islands 

Most of the refuge’s property is accessible only by boat. Public boat ramps are at various locations along the Ohio River providing a launching point to the islands. Mainland properties as well as Middle and Wheeling islands have road access. Visit our Refuge Access page to learn more. 

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2013
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