BayScape Native Garden
BayScaping is a system of landscape principles designed to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. BayScape plants require little maintenance, water or fertilizer; grow in difficult conditions; and benefit wildlife.Learn more about BayScape gardening...
About the Complex
The complex is comprised of four refuges:
Rappahannock River Valley, Presquile, James River and Plum Tree Island
Rappahannock River Valley is managed as part of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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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Things to Know
Rappahannock River Valley NWR is proud to offer White-tailed deer hunt permits to hunters selected through the Virginia Quota Hunt Lottery.
Hunters may apply for any of the Seasons (archery) and/or days (firearms)
Archery: Season I – 10/5/13-10/18/13 and Season II – 10/19/13 – 11/1/13 excluding Sundays
Muzzleloader: November 2, 8, and 9
Shotgun: November 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, and 30
There are always things to do at Rappahannock River Valley Refuge! Come view the wildlife, fish, take photos, get involved with wildlife education and so much more.Visitor Activities
There is wildlife year round to see at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge! Come hike the trails and see what creatures you can spot.Learn more about our wildlife...
There are many ways to get involved on the refuge - volunteering, our friends group and internships. Help out in the visitor center or out in nature!Learn more about ways to get involved...
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is proud to have nesting and roosting bald eagles. Bald eagles prefer mature canopy trees that overlook the many creeks in the area and the tidal portions of the Rappahannock River. The river is a popular spot for wintering bald eagles, with the highest concentrations found on Cat Point Creek. Your chances of spotting an eagle while visiting the refuge are fairly good, so come take a look!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 20, 2013