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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  • Camping nearby, we were looking for something to do on a rainy-foggy day. This facility is beautiful. We enjoyed the visitor's center and walked the beautiful pathways to the bunker and the marsh over...  more »
  • Very informative, delightful and helpful docents. Very well done information stop with audio-video on most aspects of the ecosystem.  more »
  • We stopped today on a drive to nowhere. The place is very neat and nicely set up. The volunteers were truly wonderful and so helpful.  more »

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