Presquile National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia.


Presquile National Wildlife Refuge was officially established in 1953 for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds. It is an important stopover site to migratory birds as they travel up and down the Atlantic Flyway. In addition, the 1,329 acre island refuge provides protected breeding habitat for State-listed threatened and endangered species, as well as many neotropical migrating bird species. Hundreds of native plant and animal species thrive in the isolated wetlands, forests, and grassland habitats.


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Directions to the Administrative Office: Turn North onto Kimages Road (Route 658) from John Tyler Memorial Highway (Route 5). Proceed approximately 1 mile and turn right into the Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery Campus. The refuge office is located in the fourth brick building.

Directions to the Refuge: Presquile NWR is located near Hopewell, Virginia, in Chesterfield County, and is approximately 20 miles southeast of Richmond, the State capital. Please note the refuge is an island and only accessible by special use permit or during refuge sponsored events. The regional context of the project area is defined by the interactions of the nearby metropolitan area, the James River watershed, and the Chesapeake Bay Estuary.

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