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Rappahannock River Valley NWR Sign

Know Before You Go


  • When enjoying the outdoors, please remember to be mindful of the elements. It is a good idea to wear bug repellant and sunscreen while fishing or walking along one of the many refuge nature trails. Sources of potable water are not readily available. In order to stay properly hydrated it would be beneficial to bring drinking water along on your visit.  
  • Disturbing or collecting plants, animals, or artifacts is prohibited. Swimming, camping, and fires are also prohibited on the refuge. Please take out any trash you bring in. 
  • There is no fee required to visit the refuge. 
  • Restroom facilities are located near the pond at Wilna; near the pond at Laurel Grove; near the pavilion and the pier at Hutchinson. 

Points of Interest


Wilna, Hutchinson, and Laurel Grove Units: Each site offers accessible fishing and nature trails as well as excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Wilna and Laurel Grove offer launch sites onto the pond for canoes, kayaks, and small boats (no trailer access and gasoline engines are prohibited). Hutchinson offers a canoe/kayak launch and water trail on Mount Landing Creek.

Wilna Trail Map (287kb PDF)

Hutchinson Trail Map (376kb PDF)

Administrative Office Contact Station
336 Wilna Road
Warsaw, Virginia 22572
804-333-1470 Ext. 1
Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM except for Federal Holidays

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2013
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