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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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13950 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-1417
+1 703-490-4979
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Drive thru or short hike

We did the 1 mile drive through for our first trip here. Inexpensive at only $2 per car. But we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cathy h
Annandale, Virginia
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Hidden away, worth finding

This small area is off behind the Woodbridge VRE station, and is a must stop for anyone into birds... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Barb H
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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“annual pass” (3 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (2 reviews)
“fee area” (2 reviews)
13950 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-1417
+1 703-490-4979
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 1 mile drive through for our first trip here. Inexpensive at only $2 per car. But we only saw hikers. I would imagine we might have seen more if we had parked and walked the hiking trails. The bitd houses that we...More

Thank cathy h
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This small area is off behind the Woodbridge VRE station, and is a must stop for anyone into birds. It's under a major "highway" used by migratory birds, and you can see a large variety of species if you have the time. Wonderfully wild. Wear...More

1  Thank Barb H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is one of the major migratory bird stopping points on the eastern seaboard. Depending on when you visit, it is astonishing.

Thank iainswife
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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.

Thank Patsy L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We go to Occoquan Bay on a regular basis with family and enjoy the park and nature trail and other activities.

Thank John K
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

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 around as well. If you take the...More

Thank saddlebum92
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 nesting pair of Eagles. The maintenance crew for the Fish and Wildlife...More

4  Thank wbbirdlady
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 river. Summer time has a batting...More

Thank MikeDavis1959
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 the main path down to the water,...More

Thank orcasgal
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the village of Occoquan. Are a great place to visit and plenty of places to eat or readily available. If you plan you trip properlyl you can catch the annual shad and herring run (from mid-March to early May...More

1  Thank James C
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