Visiting the Refuge
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
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.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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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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
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
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 LeshClick here for the James River Sturgeon Documentary
The prothonotary warbler is a small, brightly-colored yellow bird that frequents the tidal swamp forest in spring and summer. Although the neo-tropical migrant is small in stature, it has a loud, distinctive call. Visitors to the wetland boardwalk can listen for the zweet, zweet, zweet, zweet, zweet, zweet song all on one pitch.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Shoreline at Presquile NWR - Bill Wood.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017