Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Featherstone 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.

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Attractions Near Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

3.08km from Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Leesylvania State Park

Leesylvania State Park

3.21km from Featherstone 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.

Belmont Bay

Belmont Bay

4.2km from Featherstone 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.

Mason Neck State Park

Mason Neck State Park

5.46km from Featherstone 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.

The Weems-Botts Museum & Annex

The Weems-Botts Museum & Annex

8.98km from Featherstone 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.

Quantico Creek

Quantico Creek

10.03km from Featherstone 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.

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Prince William County

Prince William County

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Part of the Washington Metropolitan area and is Virginia's second-most populous county. County is a community of choice with a strong, diverse economic base, where individuals and families choose to live, work and play and businesses choose to locate.

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