Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Charles

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The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge is a 1127acre wildlife refuge located in Northampton County, Virginia, at the southern end of the Eastern Shore and near the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. It is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.The refuge was established in 1984; much of its land was previously part of Fort John Custis, a base used by the United States Air Force until 1981. Also within the refuge's boundaries is Fisherman Island, classed as a "Wetland of International Importance". The refuge is an important staging area for migratory birds, and is used as well for the management and study of endangered species such as the northeastern beach tiger beetle and piping plover.
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  • Surprisingly great place. There is a 16" gun here off the Missouri.. Be sure to time your visit when the visitor's center is open. The volunteer was absolutely super - she knew the area, the birds, th...  more »
  • After crossing the chesapeake bridge-tunnel I have found this park by chance. It is absolutely a nice place to have a walk on the ways through the nature and calm down. It is so peaceful observing the...  more »
  • Stopped here right after crossing the bridge to the Eastern Shore and visiting the Welcome Center. The exhibits were well done and informative and the staff was very helpful. You can explore at your o...  more »