What's Happening

Winter Tram Tours

Snow goose (PROMO)

The Blue Goose Tram doesn't stop running when it gets cold! Come take a ride through the Refuge and False Cape State Park on select Sundays this winter. False Cape State Park handles all reservations. Please call (757)426-7128 to save your seat! Reservations are required.

Dates and Information

Winter Dike Closure

November 1, 2018 QR Promo - Gadwall

On November 1 the East and West Dike trails close to decrease disturbance in this area for wintering and feeding migratory waterfowl. The Raptor (Bay) Trail, Kuralt Trail, Seaside Trail, Dune Trail and main gravel trail to the Wildlife Viewing Window remain open. Additionally, access to False Cape State Park is available along the beach. NOTE: False Cape State Park campers will need to hike on the beach, beginning at the Refuge's Visitor Center to access the state park campgrounds.

eBird Trail Tracker

Seasonal Closure (PROMO)

We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!

eBird Trail Tracker
For Educators

Every Kid in a Park

Environmental Education Promo

Calling all 4th grade teachers! Your students are eligible for a free pass to all federal lands and waters. Teachers can complete an activity with their class, print vouchers for their students and turn them in during a field trip in exchange for student passes. Check out the Every Kid in a Park website for more details or contact us at (757)301-7329 ext.3106.

Every Kid in a Park Website

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.

Learn more about the NWRS