What's Happening

Turtles 2018!

Sea Turtle Update

Our first nest of the season hatched on Wednesday, August 29! Volunteer nest-sitters watched over 127 hatchling turtles as they made their way from their nest to the ocen. This nest was the only green sea turtle nest of the season.

Blue Goose Tram Tours


The Blue Goose Tram runs daily through Labor Day and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31. The tram departs once a day at 9am and returns by 1pm. There is just one trip per day; No reservations needed.


Snakes, Frogs and Turtles

September 1, 2018 Bullfrog (PROMO)

It's time to learn about our reptile and amphibian friends. Join us for a guided hike along the Bay Trail where we will learn to identify these interesting creatures.

Snakes, Frogs and Turtles Dates

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