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Visiting the Refuge

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

About the Complex

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex comprises four refuges: Rappahannock River Valley, Presquile, James River and Plum Tree Island

James River 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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What's Happening

  • 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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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
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