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.
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