National Wildlife Refuge
|Flowerdew Hundred Road
Prince George, VA 23831
Phone Number: 804 829 9020
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James River National Wildlife Refuge
James River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge encompasses 4,200 acres of forest and wetland habitats along the James River, bordered by Powells Creek to the west, and the historic Flowerdew Hundred Plantation to the east. Located in Prince George County, Virginia, the refuge is 8 miles southeast of the City of Hopewell and thirty miles southeast of the City of Richmond.
The Refuge was created in 1991 to protect nesting and roosting habitat for the threatened American bald eagle. A secondary objective is to provide an opportunity to view wildlife in its natural environment, so that the public may better appreciate the refuge's role in conservation of wildlife resources.
Getting There . . .
From Richmond, take Interstate 295 south to Route 10. Take Route 10 south/east toward Hopewell. After passing through Hopewell, proceed another 8 miles to Route 639. Take a left and look for the Refuge entrance sign.
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Forest management is the single most important issue facing the Refuge today and into the future. Intensive management of the forest is required to maintain existing roosting sites, and to create additional nesting and roosting areas. Impending long term management strategies, such as thinning and prescribed burning, will sustain the value of Refuge forests for decades to come. Learn More>>