Wilna, Hutchinson, Laurel Grove, and Port Royal Units: Each site offers accessible fishing and nature trails as well as excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Wilna and Laurel Grove offer launch sites onto the pond for canoes, kayaks, and small boats (no trailer access and gasoline engines are prohibited). Hutchinson offers a canoe/kayak launch and water trail on Mount Landing Creek. Units are open to the public from sunrise to sunset.
Wilna Unit/Administrative Office336 Wilna RoadWarsaw, Virginia 22572804-333-1470 Ext. 111Directions: Turn north on Newland Road (Route 624) from US-360. Proceed for 4.2 miles and turn left onto Strangeway Road (Route 636), proceed for 0.25 miles. Turn right onto Sandy Lane (Route 640) and continue for 1.1 miles. Turn left into the refuge.
Wilna Trail Map (287kb PDF)
Hutchinson Unit19180 Tidewater TrailTappahannock, Virginia 22560Directions: Refuge unit is located 1.5 miles north of Tappahannock on US-17 (south-bound).
Hutchinson Trail Map (376kb PDF)
Laurel Grove UnitFarnham, Virginia 22460Directions: Turn south onto Farnham Creek Road (Route 608) from VA-3 and proceed 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Hales Point Road (Route 647) and continue for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Laurel Grove Road (Route 610). Parking for the pond and nature trail will be on your right.
Port Royal Unit
Caroline StreetPort Royal, Virginia 22535
Directions: Take US-360 West (toward Tappahannock). Turn right onto US-17 North and proceed to US-301 (about 25 miles). Turn right onto US-301 North. Proceed to Caroline Street (about 0.7 miles). Turn right onto Caroline Street. Road ends at refuge.Trail map coming soon
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Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is proud to have nesting and roosting bald eagles. Bald eagles prefer mature canopy trees that overlook the many creeks in the area and the tidal portions of the Rappahannock River. The river is a popular spot for wintering bald eagles, with the highest concentrations found on Cat Point Creek. Your chances of spotting an eagle while visiting the refuge are fairly good, so come take a look!