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20 Attractions to Explore Near Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge14050 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA

This is a national wildlife refuge located where the Occoquan River meets the Potomac River in Woodbridge. This is an ecological treasure of natural habitats that are rare or nearly extinct in Northern Virginia. Visit this unique place to experience tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, woods and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers.

Nearby Attractions

Belmont Bay
Belmont Bay1.75 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Belmont Bay is a body of water at the mouth of the Occoquan River between Fairfax and Prince William counties, Virginia. The bay adjoins the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Mason Neck State Park on the Fairfax County side and the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Prince William County.

Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge
Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge3.08 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located along the Potomac River in Virginia, at the point where it meets Neabsco Creek. The refuge covers wetlands and woodlands, and has a railroad right-of-way bordering its western edge. It is currently closed to the public, but has been considered as a possible portion of the route for the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck State Park3.76 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A state park that was situated in a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River to the east. It has an area of 1814 acres and is home to bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, and many other types of wildlife. The park also contains white-tailed deer and many species of lichen.

Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park6.25 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Leesylvania State Park is located in the southeastern part of Prince William County. The park has a small group-only campground, five hiking trails, fishing pier, boat ramp, visitor center, natural sand beach, and four picnic shelters. Daily a lot of people visit this place and enjoy this natural beauty.

The Weems-Botts Museum & Annex
The Weems-Botts Museum & Annex11.81 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A small historic museum in Dumfries, Virginia, United States which includes the landmark Weems–Botts House on the corner of Duke Street and Cameron Street and the Weems–Botts Museum Annex, which houses the Lee Lansing Research Library and Archive, The museum tour showcases the history of Dumfries, Virginia's oldest chartered town, and people associated with the house, including Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, and attorney Benjamin Botts.

Fountainhead Regional Park
Fountainhead Regional Park12.06 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

This is an approximately 2,000-acre regional park, bordering a tributary of the Potomac River, in Fairfax County, northern Virginia which was protecting and managing by the NOVA Parks agency.

Quantico Creek
Quantico Creek12.59 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Quantico Creek is a 13.7-mile-long partially tidal tributary of the Potomac River in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. Quantico Creek rises southeast of Independent Hill, flows through Prince William Forest Park and Dumfries and empties into the Potomac at Possum Point.

Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park14.37 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A beautiful public park that encompasses Burke Lake. It offers many recreation facilities, including miniature golf, a carousel, a miniature train, an ice cream parlor, a fishing pier, campgrounds, and numerous playgrounds and picnic areas.

Prince William Forest Park
Prince William Forest Park14.39 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 adjacent to the Marine Corps Base Quantico. It is the largest protected natural area in Washington. Today, the park is a window into the past and serves as an example of what much of the East Coast once looked like centuries ago.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Museum of the Marine Corps14.63 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Historical Museum of the United States Marine Corps. Located in Triangle, Virginia near MCB Quantico, the museum opened on November 10, 2006, and is now one of the top tourist attractions in the state, drawing over 500,000 people annually. There are so many exhibits here which paves light to the history of United States.

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon
George Washington’s Mt. Vernon16.43 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, which was situated in the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County. There is also a beautiful mansion built in there. It remained Washington's home for the rest of his life.

Lake Accotink Park
Lake Accotink Park16.69 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Accotink is a reservoir in North Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia, which was formed by the damming of Accotink Creek. The lake is 55 acres, and the surrounding park is 493.

Breckenridge Reservoir
Breckenridge Reservoir17.85 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Breckenridge Reservoir is a small reservoir on Chopawamsic Creek in Prince William and Stafford counties, Virginia. The reservoir's western shore is the Marine Corps Base Quantico and the eastern shore is a part of Prince William Forest Park, The reservoir is open to fishing along with a Virginia fishing license and Marine Corps Base Quantico permit.

Dyke Marsh  Preserve
Dyke Marsh Preserve21.03 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Dyke Marsh consists of about 380 acres of tidal marsh, floodplain, and swamp forest. It formed 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. It is one of the largest remaining pieces of freshwater tidal wetlands left in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Green Spring Garden
Green Spring Garden21.06 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A public park, including a historic 18th-century plantation house "Green Spring", which is the heart of a national historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre23.73 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Brentsville Courthouse and Jail is a historic courthouse and jail located at Brentsville, which was built in 1822, and is a two-story, Federal-style brick building. It features a fanlight over the main entrance, within a keyed, semicircular brick arch and an octagonal-roofed, frame-built cupola.

NRA National Firearms Museum
NRA National Firearms Museum25.80 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The NRA National Firearms Museum is a museum established in 1935, located at the NRA Headquarters Building in Fairfax County which has Approximately 2,500 guns are displayed in 15,000 square feet. The museum's exhibits cover seven centuries of firearms development and history. The main museum galleries are organized chronologically. Exhibits include firearms used for competition shooting, hunting, personal defense, recreational shooting, and police work.

Ben Lomond Historic Site
Ben Lomond Historic Site28.49 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

This is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, it is the most southerly of the Munros. Ben Lomond lies within the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park and the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, property of the National Trust for Scotland.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park29.51 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A natural park that preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County and has a long and complex history lasting 8,000 years. The land was used as a tenant farm, family homestead, and country estate until it was deeded to Fairfax County Park Authority as a 640-acre nature park in 1971.

Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park31.20 KMs away from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A unit of the National Park Service located in Prince William County, that preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run and the Second Battle of Bull Run. The park offers exhibits includes Civil War-era uniforms, weapons, field gear, and an electronic battle map and so more. The park was established in 1940 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.