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.


Features

Public Events - Update

Due to the public health crisis events have been temporarily postponed.

What's Happening

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

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.

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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

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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
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

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

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS