Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Deer

    Comment Period Open for Hunt & Fish Plan

    Follow the link below to review the Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan, Compatibility Determinations and Environmental Assessment.

    2021 Draft Hunt Fish Plan Website

  • Junior Duck Stamp Practice

    2021 Junior Duck Stamp Contest Winners

    Huge thank you to the students, teachers, and parents who made this contest possible. View the winners and their amazing artwork below.

    2021 Junior Duck Stamp Winners List and Gallery

Around the Refuge

New Trail Coming Soon


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with our partners at Prince William County Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service to construct a hiking and biking trail through Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge. Prince William County is anticipated to begin construction soon.

Click here for more Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail information

Visitor Activities

Refuge trail - USFWS.

Public access by land to Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge is unavailable due to a railroad crossing. However, visitors may enter the refuge via a non-motorized boat landing. Check out our Visitor Activities page for more information about how to visit the refuge.

Visitor Activities

Know Before You Go

Refuge sign - USFWS.

Be sure to dress for the weather when visiting Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge. Biting insects are prevalent from April through October, so bring repellent. Poison ivy and northern copperheads are common, so stay out of high grass and watch your step on trails.

Plan Your Visit
Wildlife and Habitat

Wildlife and Habitat

Downy woodpecker - Cindy Kreticos.

Visitors may access a trail to view wildlife via a non-motorized boat landing. View the Wildlife and Habitat page to learn more about some of the common species on the refuge.

Learn More

About the Complex

Potomac River NWR Complex

Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Potomac River NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
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