New activities have been added to our Calendar of Events for the holidays! Click the link to learn more...Calendar of Events 12-2014
The Railroad Ditch Auto Tour is open Mondays through Saturdays 7:30am to 3:00pm. All vehicles must exit this entrance by 4:00p. The required self-service permit can be found in a box on the entrance gate.
Hiking trails are open sunrise to sunset.
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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- December 27, 2014
After you have finished your holiday meals, opened the presents, and visited with family and friends, take a evening to join us for our Holiday Owl Prowl. Winter Owl Prowl
Making a list, checking it twice! Birds...not presents! Volunteers are needed for this annual bird survey on December 29, 2014. Call 757-986-3705 to be placed on a team.Christmas Bird Count
An active fire management program is housed on the refuge. Seasonal activities include the planning and implementation of controlled burns, and wildfire suppression. The zone program conducts burns 9 months a year, and averages 35 burn days a year. Burns are conducted in a wide range of habitat types, including marsh, grasslands, pocosins, and upland pine and hardwood forest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014