Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge

4.4
#3 of 10 in Things to do in Woodbridge
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in Woodbridge. To visit Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge on your holiday in Woodbridge, and find out what else Woodbridge has to offer, use our Woodbridge trip itinerary builder tool .
Create an itinerary including Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
map
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
43 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • It's not what I expected but you gotta love nature.... I think it's worth taking the time to appreciate but all it is, is a bunch of tall grass  more »
  • A sanctuary as nature is abundant. Take a stroll and relax. Enjoyed the home children who find a nest of wild birds or fish, Beaver, etc. Unobstructed sunlight, depending on season and weather, so, hats etc. are required. Also tick (ticks) might increase explosively in the sunshine, after the rain, is suspicious. Little children was done ago.
    View original
  • Fill out the information at main gate and put the stub in your window when you park, $2.00 fee to park. Bathrooms available in the parking lot and through out the trails too. Maps available to pick yo...  more »
Google
  • Great place for walking with several different trails. There is a drive through part of the park as well that leads you to a different exit. It was worth it as we saw two fawns just hanging out. We saw many different birds, butterflies, and other insects on our walk. And all of the flowering climbing ivies were beautiful. We went in August and will enjoy going again this spring and summer.
  • Saw 4 or 5 bald eagles! Nice trails with plenty of views of the water. We had a stroller with us and that worked out well, but I could see it getting pretty mushy/ muddy after a rain. Will definitely return.
  • Went on mid Feb when eagles were nesting. Not much to see. Some parts of the trail were closed but it would have been nice to see a sign at a trail junction stating the trail ahead was closed ahead at a point where we could turn back toward the car vs having to walk much farther than desired.
  • Wildlife drive currently closed due to nesting eagles, some Osprey platforms are visible. Great time of the year to visit and walk down to the river.
  • This is a beautiful, quiet park with lovely river views and wildlife at every turn. I always see lots of various birds there including bald eagles and blue herons. A hidden gem-- I don't know where I would go to hike if I didn't have this park close to home!
Places to stay near Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Plan your trip to Woodbridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge by other users

30 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Woodbridge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Triangle & Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Triangle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada, Sanford & Lorton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in India & Triangle BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Triangle BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans