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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.

Plan Your Visit

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

  • Volunteer Day

    Volunteer Day PromoApril 05, 2014

    Join FWS staff partners and other volunteers to help prepare the refuge and its facilities for the Spring season.

    Volunteer Day
  • Field Day Saturday April 12

    Dock Trail BroadwalkApril 12, 2014

    The refuge's annual event provides the general public a chance to come and enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family. Pontoon boat trips will transport people to and from the island throughout the day. Nature walks, paddle trips, archery, and live animal demonstrations will be offered at various times. Specifically for children, the James River Ecology School staff will be on hand to lead activities and games. No pre-registration required. The event will begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 4:00 PM.

    Details of Presquile NWR's Field Day
  • Pontoon Boat Tours

    Great Blue Heron

    Join us for this unique opportunity to travel the waters of the James River and witness the amazing wildlife and scenic views that this area offers. Tours will be offered May 21, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; May 22, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM; and September 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Pre-registration is required. Please click the link below for more information.

    James River Pontoon Boat Tours
  • 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.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014
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