The 4,800-acre wildlife refuge provides numerous opportunities to engage in outdoor activity. From clearly defined nature trails with beautiful views of Powells Creek to expansive hunting grounds in open upland pine stands and along rolling terrain of hardwood forests.
James River National Wildlife Refuge no longer requires reservations to access the 1.5 mile Powell's Creek nature trail. For all other uses of the Refuge, please submit a reservation four business days in advance of the proposed visit. Requests can be made at (804) 829-9020