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The Refuge Visitor Center is located at 3982 Waverly Rd in Williamstown, WV and is open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

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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.

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Refuge News

  • Refuge hosts Jr. Duck Stamp Design Contest!

    2017 JDS BOS 60x100

    Congratulations to 16 year old Huntington High School student Jasmine Williams, who won Best of Show in the 2017 West Virginia Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design contest! The contest is the culmination of the larger, national environmental education curriculum.

    Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
  • Middle Island Bridge to Close for Repairs

    March 25, 2017

    Middle Island, located near St. Marys, West Virginia, is one of 22 islands making up Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the largest islands on the Refuge, and is covered with beautiful meadows and bottomland forest. Several miles of maintained trails allow visitors to explore the island, and as one of only two Refuge islands that can be accessed by road, it is a popular and very special destination for visitors. Beginning this June, the bridge to the island will be closed for significant renovation.

    Bridge to Middle Island Will Temporarily Close
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Paden Island - © Kent Mason
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2017


  • Earth Day

    Tree PlantingApril 22, 2017

    Join us for tree planting and other activities!

    Earth Day
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