Plan Your Visit

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Getting Here

The Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuges are located off Route 13 in Virginia just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Take Rt 13 to Seaside Road. Follow Seaside Rd (Rt 600) east ½ mile to the intersection with Fitchett Rd. Turn South on Fitchett for ½ mile, the office is on the left.

Trails and General Information

Our Wildlife

Visitor Center

This is a great place to start your visit on the Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR, located just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The visitor center has exhibits on refuge habitats and wildlife management activities.

The visitor center is at 32205 Seaside Road, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310 and can be contacted by calling (757) 331-2760.

The visitor center is open:

  • October - April: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • May - September: Daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Visitor center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


The Refuge Headquarters is located at 5003 Hallett Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310. Please call (757) 331-2760 to  schedule an appointment.