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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 to protect, conserve, and restore habitat for wildlife native to the river's floodplain. The refuge is important in conserving the...[more]
3982 Waverly Road
Directions to Visitor Center
· From I-77 take WV exit #185; follow WV-14 (Highland Ave.) 1.3 miles; turn right onto Waverly Road (E. 4th St.); continue 2 miles to site.
· From Marietta, OH cross Williamstown Bridge, take first left after DaVinci's Restaurant onto Waverly Road (E. 4th St.); continue 2 miles to site.
· From Vienna, WV take WV-14 N to Williamstown, turn right onto Highland Ave; take first left onto Waverly Road (E. 4th St.): continue 2 miles to site..
Visitor Center Hours:
8:00 - 4:30 Mon - Fri (Dec - Mar)
8:00 - 4:30 Mon - Sat (April - Nov)
Directions to Islands
Most of the refuge's property is accessible only by boat. Public boat ramps are at various locations along the Ohio River providing a launching point to the islands. Mainland properties as well as Middle and Wheeling islands have road access. Visit our Refuge Access page to learn more
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