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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Went there to do some walking, nice paths, cemetery, WWII artillery, butterfly garden, bird... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Lynne D
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Kind & helpful

My family went here on a guided kayak tour on our trip to Virginia Beach. The guides were very nice... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Eva C
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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went there to do some walking, nice paths, cemetery, WWII artillery, butterfly garden, bird watching. Informative staff

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My family went here on a guided kayak tour on our trip to Virginia Beach. The guides were very nice and helpful to my family. We rode a bus out to the kayak launch area and picked up some campers on the way. It was...More

Thank Eva C
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is a great little gem full of information about the Chesapeake Bay and also all about the birds and butterflies that migrate thru the area. The volunteer at the desk was super friendly and very informative.

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled along this as we were riding the back roads but later realized it can be accessed off of the main road. The gentlemen working that day were very knowledgeable of the area and the animals/birds of the area. We spent about an hr...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a Hidden Gem to visit when arriving at the rest area after the Bay Bridge. Had no idea existed until this year after 15+ yrs coming over. Even passed it going to boat launch. Great for Kids - Manned - with a very...More

1  Thank CRITIC1OF2
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I particularly like exploring the old fortifications. Good spot for birdwatching and wildflowers. Very nice visitors center.

1  Thank foxtail1
Reviewed May 21, 2018

It is an easy hike along the butterfly path to see the observation decks. There is a ton of stairs climb to one of them. You can catch a glimpse ofthe lighthouse from the marsh observation deck. There is also a small cemetary with very...More

1  Thank tawny1956
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Camping nearby, we were looking for something to do on a rainy-foggy day. This facility is beautiful. We enjoyed the visitor's center and walked the beautiful pathways to the bunker and the marsh overlook. Don't miss stopping in if you have a few hours to...More

2  Thank davevoorhees56
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Very informative, delightful and helpful docents. Very well done information stop with audio-video on most aspects of the ecosystem.

1  Thank farmhand2014
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped today on a drive to nowhere. The place is very neat and nicely set up. The volunteers were truly wonderful and so helpful.

1  Thank techgmu
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April 12, 2018|
Response from davevoorhees56 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of birds and an occasional deer. Beautiful place. Great walking trials.
February 8, 2018|
Response from millbrook2012 |
Occasional White-Tailed Deer. This Refuge is better known for migratory birds; over 400 species. This is a great place for wildlife photography.
Bridget B
June 20, 2015|
Response from globaltrekster | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for the visitor center and the surrounding trails. There is a charge of $13-$15 for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel if you are coming from the south (Virginia Beach) or heading south after visiting.