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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Summer Sunday morning hike

Wonderful hike! Quiet, solitary, nature-rich hike. Many options and trails. Lots of wildlife (and... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Fairfax County, Virginia
Great birds lots of ticks

We saw foxes, deer, turkey, bald eagles, eastern bluebirds, lesser gold fences and indigo buntings... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Woodbridge, Virginia
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13950 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-1417
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Wonderful hike! Quiet, solitary, nature-rich hike. Many options and trails. Lots of wildlife (and mosquitoes - to be expected in the summer). I will definitely come back. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We saw foxes, deer, turkey, bald eagles, eastern bluebirds, lesser gold fences and indigo buntings and my wife brought home 5 (five) deer ticks. The eagles nests block 1/3 of the Park from walking traffic so plan to do a lot of extra walking and...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

A nature lover's and bird watchers delight. This wildlife refuge is especially beautiful in the fall with colorful foliage.

1  Thank klb474
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great place for a quick journey into the woods. Pleasant trails with much of them along the bay or river. Some wildlife with mostly birds. Chance to see bald eagles and ospreys diving and catching fish.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Just got a $115 ticket for riding a bike there, when their sign says nothing about no bikes but mentions no drones, alcohol, fireworks, dogs, camping, fishing, skates, skateboards, kites, audio devices, fires, and feeding, disturbing or removing of plants or animals, or their parts...More

2  Thank rickanderson2169
Reviewed January 22, 2018

It's not what I expected but you gotta love nature.... I think it's worth taking the time to appreciate but all it is, is a bunch of tall grass

Thank jakehatcher
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Fill out the information at main gate and put the stub in your window when you park, $2.00 fee to park. Bathrooms available in the parking lot and through out the trails too. Maps available to pick your path. The trails are all clear and...More

2  Thank Sue P
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We did the 1 mile drive through for our first trip here. Inexpensive at only $2 per car. But we only saw hikers. I would imagine we might have seen more if we had parked and walked the hiking trails. The bitd houses that we...More

Thank cathy h
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This small area is off behind the Woodbridge VRE station, and is a must stop for anyone into birds. It's under a major "highway" used by migratory birds, and you can see a large variety of species if you have the time. Wonderfully wild. Wear...More

2  Thank Barb H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is one of the major migratory bird stopping points on the eastern seaboard. Depending on when you visit, it is astonishing.

1  Thank iainswife
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