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Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

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We had never heard of Hog Islandso thought we would drive out to see what it was. It is an island... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
readerboehm
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Strongsville, Ohio
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Guns and wildlife ... not quite what you would expect

Hog Island Wildlife Mgmt. portion has many species of birds, and we saw a couple people fishing... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
FLworldwanderer
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Tampa, Florida
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7938 Hog Island Rd, Surry, VA 23883-2042
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 4, 2015

Before entering the 'reserve,' you will be checked by security, which means getting out of your vehicle, getting your ID copied/checked, vehicle inspected for bombs, weapons or powder residue by security guards with branishing heavy weaponary. This is because of driving through nuclear grounds to...More

2  Thank Critiqueness
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Since 9/11 the nuclear power plant has taken control of entry into the park. Do to the close proximity it is now mandatory to go through a safety check which includes a bomb search of your car, a background check of you license and declaration...More

5  Thank MedicRN
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We found this place while searching on Tripadvisor but did not realize that the area is owned by Dominion Energy and there is a security gate. Was told that I had to get a pass from a local gas station in order to pass. Forget...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Lots of birds, especially egrets. Saw several eagles too. Sighted blue herons and ospreys as well. Well managed site.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Yes you have to go through a security check, but no big deal. It was quick and guards were friendly. Once in, my family picked a nice beach spot and enjoyed the day. My boys spent the day swimming and fishing. Perfect day, we had...More

2  Thank jen1virginia1
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We had never heard of Hog Islandso thought we would drive out to see what it was. It is an island with the James River on one side and marshes on the other. Evidently you can see bald eagles, ducks, herons...we saw one blue heron...More

Thank readerboehm
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Hog Island Wildlife Mgmt. portion has many species of birds, and we saw a couple people fishing, but offers no bathroom facilities. Regarding guns ... well, you just can't drive into the wildlife portion, without going through a Homeland Security check. Your vehicle will be...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Hog Island in Surry County is truly the place for nature lovers. Don't say I didn't warn you. There is no facilities here, so don't expect to find a bathroom, or even a water spigot! What you will find is a place teaming with bald...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed January 25, 2016

This is a well managed program. The Lands Management Biologist John Randolph who lives onsite was very passoniate and operates the program flawlessly. I had a blast with two of my hunting friends. The blind was clean and well maintained. A boat and decoys where...More

2  Thank jroque66
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We visited Hog Island on a spur of the moment driving excursion. The trip through the power station was interesting and unexpected but after a search we were on our way. The views of the James River are pretty, and we did see one Osprey....More

1  Thank Medic2848
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

So we followed the map provided by Jamestown plantation to get to the "hiking" it advertises and were greated by men with assault rifles at the power plant. These kind gun toting guards advised us that there isn't much hiking back there. Hunting and fishing...More

1  Thank Diana C
Reviewed June 4, 2015

Before entering the 'reserve,' you will be checked by security, which means getting out of your vehicle, getting your ID copied/checked, vehicle inspected for bombs, weapons or powder residue by security guards with branishing heavy weaponary. This is because of driving through nuclear grounds to...More

2  Thank Critiqueness
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