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Visiting the Refuge

Visiting the Refuge

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Presquile National Wildlife Refuge may be visited, but only with advance reservations or during refuge sponsored events. To learn more, check out our Plan Your Visit page.

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About the Complex

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of four refuges: Rappahannock River Valley, Presquile, James River and Plum Tree Island

Presquile is managed as part of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge 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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What's Happening

  • Pontoon Boat Tour

    Great Blue HeronSeptember 16, 2015

    Join us for this unique opportunity to travel the waters of the James River and witness the amazing wildlife and scenic views. The tour will occur on Sept. 16th, 2015 from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM. THIS EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY and NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATION.

    James River Pontoon Boat Tours
  • Ecology School Ignites Love of the James

    Critter Crawl

    Through the James River Ecology School, youth are given the opportunity to get their hands (and feet) wet and learn what it means to be steward's of this great river. Check out the video below for more information. Video produced by Science Matters, an educational initiative of the Community Idea Stations.

    James River Ecology School Video
  • James River Sturgeon

    Sturgeon Research Partnership Banner

    Presquile NWR is proud to be involved in the exciting James River sturgeon research that is being conducted through the Virginia Commonwealth University. Documentary by Melissa Lesh

    Click here for the James River Sturgeon Documentary
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Shoreline at Presquile NWR - Bill Wood.
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2015
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