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Featherstone
National Wildlife Refuge


Headquarters Office
12638 Darby Brooke Court
Woodbridge, VA   22192
E-mail: FW5RW_MSNNWR@fws.gov
Phone Number: 703-490-4979
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/featherstone/
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Featherstone NWR does not have the necessary facilties and amenities to host environmental education groups. Environmental education is supported on our sister refuges Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Woodbridge, VA and E. H. Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Lorton, VA. Contact the refuge office for information on environmental education opportunities.

Hunting
Public access to Featherstone NWR is limited; therefore, the refuge does not operate a hunt program. Deer hunt programs are held at our sister refuges Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Woodbridge, VA and E. H. Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Lorton, VA.

Interpretation
Public access to Featherstone is limited due to the railroad. Recently a non-motorized boat landing on the southern end of Farm Creek has been constructed for public use. Water is the only point of access for the public currently until an agreement of safe access is reached between Prince William County and CSX. Once landed, feel free to take a hike down the trail to discover what Featherstone has to offer. What better way to start a wildlife experience than by quietly paddling to it?

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Wildlife Observation
Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge provides opportunities for both the professional and amateur photographer. The upland forests provide important areas where migrating birds can rest and refuel on their travels north in the spring and south in the fall. Notable species include prothonotary warbler, golden-winged warbler, and blackburnian warbler. Many birds such as eastern bluebirds, mockingbirds, and American robins nest here as well. Amongst the tidal marshes, great blue herons, great egrets, and double crested cormorants fish for food. The shoreline also provides feeding and perching opportunities for osprey, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, and bald eagles. During the winter months, waterfowl such as black ducks, mallards, wood ducks, hooded mergansers, and teal find shelter in the protected marshes.

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Entrance Fees
No fee is required to use Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge trails.

 
 
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