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Visiting the Refuge

Visiting the Refuge

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Presquile 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

Presquile is managed as part of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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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What's Happening

  • Four Public Events in 2016

    Birdwatching from Pontoon Boat

    We will host one May event and three September events in 2016. Preregistration is required because space is limited.

    Events Calendar
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Day Promo

    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.

    Learn more
  • Ecology School Ignites Love of the James

    Critter Crawl

    Through the James River Ecology School, youth are given the opportunity to get their hands (and feet) wet and learn what it means to be steward's of this great river. Check out the video below for more information. Video produced by Science Matters, an educational initiative of the Community Idea Stations.

    James River Ecology School Video
  • James River Sturgeon

    Sturgeon Research Partnership Banner

    Presquile NWR is proud to be involved in the exciting James River sturgeon research that is being conducted through the Virginia Commonwealth University. Documentary by Melissa Lesh

    Click here for the James River Sturgeon Documentary
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Shoreline at Presquile NWR - Bill Wood.
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016
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