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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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Nice Launch

Great canoe or kayak launch here. a lovely short walk to see the bunker, gun and old cemetery... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Southern Tier NYS
Go Here

Surprisingly great place. There is a 16" gun here off the Missouri.. Be sure to time your visit... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“southern tip” (6 reviews)
“visitor center” (14 reviews)
“wwii bunker” (4 reviews)
5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great canoe or kayak launch here. a lovely short walk to see the bunker, gun and old cemetery. , and a bigger boat launch nearby. Great canoe or kayak launch here. We paddled through the lovely marsh and watched birds.

Thank VegGardenPro
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Surprisingly great place. There is a 16" gun here off the Missouri.. Be sure to time your visit when the visitor's center is open. The volunteer was absolutely super - she knew the area, the birds, the history -- We developed a new appreciation for...More

Thank gcoxjr
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

After crossing the chesapeake bridge-tunnel I have found this park by chance. It is absolutely a nice place to have a walk on the ways through the nature and calm down. It is so peaceful observing the nature. I would come back for definete when...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stopped here right after crossing the bridge to the Eastern Shore and visiting the Welcome Center. The exhibits were well done and informative and the staff was very helpful. You can explore at your own pace. It is very kid friendly too. It is definitely...More

Thank livnlrn
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

And great for kids. The short hike (also accessible from the road before the bridge toll) had lots to offer, including views of the second tallest lighthouse in the US, marshlands with lots of birds and butterflies, an informative visitor center, and remnants (including cannons)...More

1  Thank MurryTC
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Visited for a Naturalists course and learned from the presentations , exhibits and walks! Nicely maintained with knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank Becky R
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There are other little treasures to discover here but its about birds. Great for families as well as those who have a love of wildlife. Please stop here and spend a little time.

2  Thank williammS3706XQ
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours.Friendly and knowledgeable staff in the visitors center. Nice trails and nicely maintained.

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great place to stop on the way up or down the Delmarva Penn. Must see the WW2 bunker that protected the east coast from the Nazi threat. Would be better if they add a real replicate of the actual gun used in harbor protection.

1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We rode our bikes on the Southern tip trail from Kiptopeke State Park to the Refuge (2.5 miles) and had a great visit in the Welcome Center. Excellent interactive exhibits, an area for kids to explore, a bird viewing area, and several trails you can...More

1  Thank sapoypato
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Bridget B
21 June 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.