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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • 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

2021 Draft Hunt Plan

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The 2021 hunting and fishing draft plan is now open for public comment. To read the plan and for more information on how to submit comments, please click the link below.

2021 Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan

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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Visitor Activities

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There are always things to do at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge! Come view the wildlife, fish, take photos, get involved with wildlife education and so much more!

Visitor Activities

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

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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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