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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13950 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-1417
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703-490-4979
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My husband and I have been volunteers at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge for two years. Every day we spend there brings us a different and rewarding experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
wbbirdlady
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been volunteers at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge for two years. Every day we spend there brings us a different and rewarding experience. Presently, there are two nesting pair of Eagles. The maintenance crew for the Fish and Wildlife Service has provided an excellent "detour" hiking path so that visitors may have a look... More 

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Thank wbbirdlady
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This Park is great! It is a hidden gem. Not much traffic. Easy walking trails. What I liked the best, was seeing a pair of Eagles, working on their nest. This was by the covered Picnic tables, by the river. Summer time has a batting cage and numerous soccer fields. Located near the old Lorton Prison, on Route 123!

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Thank MikeDavis1959
Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a fee area, so unless you have an annual pass, or really crave a wilderness walk, and are nearby, I do not think it is worth the entrance costs in winter. The paths are well-maintained, and the main path down to the water, and then left along the river is placidly pleasant. One can return to the upscale... More 

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Thank orcasgal
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the village of Occoquan. Are a great place to visit and plenty of places to eat or readily available. If you plan you trip properlyl you can catch the annual shad and herring run (from mid-March to early May each year). You can also visit the nearby Occoquan resivoir and watch training/practice for sculling... More 

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Nashville TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We enjoyed it from the water, beautiful views in a peaceful space yet near to action if you want it . Hope to go again.

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped here for a lovely 'Wawa' picnic and to stretch our legs. I enjoyed the informational boards about the flora and fauna of the ecosystem. We wish we could have stayed longer; if in the area again I will certainly explore. This area possesses an 'understated' beauty. Natural and pristine. Some may find it bland or even boring. But... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped in looking to stretch our legs after eating and kill some time. If you are a bird watcher this place is paradise, and we saw what looked to be several serious bird watchers. If you want a quiet place to take a stroll, this also is a good place. We enjoyed about 2 miles of the trails, they... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge has lots of long nature trails and a fishing pond, but not much else. I'd avoid this park during May-September due to the biting black flies.

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Buffalo NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If your interested in nature, you should check it out. Saw some hikers but we did not venture in too far.

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Thank Shaymus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

amazing place where you can relax and connect with mother nature. the place is clean and well kept. amazing to take a nice walk and get some fresh air.

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