Where the Wild Things Are!

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1996 to conserve and protect fish and wildlife resources such as the bald eagle and including threatened and endangered species and wetlands. The Public is welcome to enjoy four wonderful and easily accessible tracts of the Refuge; Wilna; Hutchinson; Laurel Grove; and Port Royal units: Each unit offers accessible fishing and nature trails as well as excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Wilna and Laurel Grove also offer pond launch sites for canoes, kayaks, and small boats (no trailer access and gasoline engines are prohibited). Hutchinson offers a canoe/kayak launch and water trail on Mount Landing Creek, and Port Royal is part of an eight mile water trail. Units are open to the public from sunrise to sunset.  https://www.fws.gov/refuge/rappahannock_river_valley/