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“Nice walks, great birding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
13950 Dawson Beach Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191
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Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Woodbridge
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Sterling, Virginia
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“Nice walks, great birding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This refuge offers nice walks through fields, by marsh and by the river all year round. I visit it a couple of times per year. I find that if you're a birder, the spring is especially alive. Osprey, blue birds, fox, turkey, eagles, warblers and chat are found with little or no effort. There's one central parking area with bathrooms available. There's a drive through the refuge, but no other area for parking except towards the front of the park. This park offers a nice alternative to or complement to Mason Neck State Park and Pohick Bay park a few miles north, though you cannot put in boats in this location, the trails are longer and views along the river equally lovely.

Visited May 2013
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