Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge

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  • The birds are amazing. I love seeing the wildlife. It's not a big place but it is very pretty and I'm grateful that there is a place still around for the wild birds and other animals.  more »
  • We go to Occoquan Bay on a regular basis with family and enjoy the park and nature trail and other activities.  more »
  • Tucked away at the end of Dawson's Beach Road is a little gem for a birder. About two miles or so across, the place is not large, but it boasts Bald Eagle nesting pairs most years...Ospreys are often ...  more »
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  • Great place. Kids learned about soils, animals, hibernation, food chains etc. Great field trip!
  • Beautiful peaceful. Place you can meditate. Make sure to wear insect repellent the May flys are vicious.
  • This is a walking park meaning there's no playground or other amenities except basic toilet, look out points over the water, and a pavilion. There are different paths, some next to the water, ranging from a quarter mile to over 4 miles, many paths intersecting. Wildlife ranges from turkeys, deer, eagles, hawks, fox, coyotes, kestrels, and variety of birds. Spring brings the osprey and hummingbirds to the area and the flowers are beautiful. If you go on a regular basis (fall and winter the best times in terms of sight lines), you're bound to see wildlife. Insects, frogs, and snakes appear in the spring through Oct/Nov. There's no fishing and no dogs allowed. Dogs aren't allowed because poo/pee are invasive to wildlife. There is a fee, $2 each trip or $10 annual fee. Also a wildlife drive roughly a mile. Re no trash can remark - only in main parking and at lookout point. Please take trash with you because it can adversely affect the wildlife.
  • What a great place. Very peaceful. Lots of great views and bird-watching.
  • Nice little unexpected wildlife area....nesting platforms sometime have Eagles and Ospreys in residence

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