Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge

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TripAdvisor
  • My husband and I have been volunteers at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge for two years. Every day we spend there brings us a different and rewarding experience. Presently, there are two nest...  more »
  • This Park is great! It is a hidden gem. Not much traffic. Easy walking trails. What I liked the best, was seeing a pair of Eagles, working on their nest. This was by the covered Picnic tables, by the ...  more »
  • This is a fee area, so unless you have an annual pass, or really crave a wilderness walk, and are nearby, I do not think it is worth the entrance costs in winter. The paths are well-maintained, and th...  more »
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  • Visited in July, $2 honor-system entrance fee. During a weekday morning there were no other people present. Well maintained trails with new benches periodically throughout. Restrooms (no-flush) and Portable-Potties placed conveniently throughout. Trails vary in amount of shade. Biting flies can be an annoyance. Unfortunately large felled tree blocked trail along bay side making trail impassable-had to turnaround and take Easy road back to parking lot. Good views of wetlands.. nice swaths of waterlilies viewable. Birding pretty darn nice.... Many Ospreys, 1 adult Bald Eagle, two immature bald eagles, numerous indigo buntings, overabundance of Robins, a few yellow warblers, a prothontory warbler, several orchard orioles, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, several common yellowthroats, a couple of blue grossbeaks and brown thrashers... AND... carolina wrens, gnatcatchers, redwing blackbirds, starlings, mockingbirds, fish crows, vexing flycatchers, flickers, red-bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, (2) turkeys, ring-billed gull, cardinals, several eastern kingbirds, common grackles, vireos white and red eyed.... and more.... .... Would be nice if they removed the seemingly dead road grader from along one of the trails.
  • A gem in Woodbridge. Nice hiking loops, lots of waterfront to walk along, great birding. User fees in effect. I recommend getting The Nat. Parks and Fed Lands Rec Pass instead of having to pay for every entry into this and other parks and refugees.
  • This is a great place to go for a walk. There is an entrance fee or you can get a year long pass for like $20. The bugs can be a little intense in the summer.
  • Green Heron, Blue Heron and Egrets no longer come to this once rich in food for them. How sad this area has become, now the eco-system has been destroyed, from lack of care by those in charge of caring for it. Letting the bridge clog up for months on end, now nothing can survive.
  • Great trails, short, run alongside marsh. Lot only has room for 4 cars