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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • Important Alert

    Our Current Mailing Address

    Please mail correspondence to us at 336 Wilna Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572. We no longer use a post office box.

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    Junior Ranger Angler Program

    Visit the refuge Monday through Friday (8am to 4:30pm) to complete the “Let’s Go Fishing!” activity booklet and earn one of our 300 badges!

    Download your activity booklet now.

Things to Know

Final Hunt/Fish Plan Now Available

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting and fishing plan for Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Find this final plan and more detail on the hunt page linked below:

Final Hunt/Fish Plan Now Available

Wildlife & Habitat

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There is wildlife year round to see at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge! Come hike the trails and see what creatures you can spot.

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Get Involved

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We're hiring a number of summer seasonal positions and one full time permanent position to work at the refuge! Click the link below for more information on how to apply!

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About Us

Our Values

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, represented by the blue goose, contains some of the most special places on this planet. Each day we, along with our partners, work with incredible people—people working together to accomplish an important mission and bound together by our shared values.

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About the Complex

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge 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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