What's Happening

Visiting the Refuge

James River National Wildlife Refuge may be visited, but only with advance reservations or during refuge sponsored events. To learn more, check out our Plan Your Visit page.

Plan Your Visit

Hunting

Hunt Stand

White-tailed deer hunting is allowed by refuge permit only. Archery, muzzleloader, and shotgun seasons are offered annually.

James River NWR Hunt Information

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at James River NWR!

Join FWS staff, partners and other volunteers to help prepare the refuge and its facilities. Projects will include, debris collection/recyling, trail work, cleaning buildings and beautifying public use areas. Materials, tools, and drinks will be provided. Come give a hand to your public lands! Preregistration is required. Please call Cyrus Brame at 804-829-9020 to register.

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About Us

Our Values

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, represented by the blue goose, contains some of the most special places on this planet. Each day we, along with our partners, work with incredible people—people working together to accomplish an important mission and bound together by our shared values.

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About the Complex

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

James River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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