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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  • Nice, easy hike through a butterfly field, past old artillery, to beautiful views of the salt marsh and ocean. Good visitor center with short video. Good way to spend an hour or two.  more »
  • Nice trails along the marsh areas of the eastern shore. Visit the information building for background and history, nice place to start your hike. The Ranger on duty was very engaging and helpful. Don'...  more »
  • We visited the center and enjoyed the displays in the center along with the walking paths to the overlooks. It was just beautiful and we enjoyed the butterfly garden. The ranger was very helpful as he...  more »