Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in Woodbridge. See Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and all Woodbridge has to offer by arranging your trip with our Woodbridge travel itinerary planner.
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  • We enjoyed it from the water, beautiful views in a peaceful space yet near to action if you want it . Hope to go again. 
  • We stopped here for a lovely 'Wawa' picnic and to stretch our legs. I enjoyed the informational boards about the flora and fauna of the ecosystem. We wish we could have stayed longer; if in the area a...  read more »
  • We stopped in looking to stretch our legs after eating and kill some time. If you are a bird watcher this place is paradise, and we saw what looked to be several serious bird watchers. If you want a q...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Very peaceful area to get away from the concrete jungle. A great way to get away and clear your mind :-)
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