Wilna

974 ACRES ACQUIRED IN 1999          OPEN SUNRISE TO SUNSET

FACILITIES

Accessible walking trails
Restrooms
Wilna Lodge Educational Center available by reservation
Wilna Pond open for catch-and-release fishing
Site of historic Wilna, a 19th century farmhouse which serves as Refuge Headquarters

To facilitate the needs of hunters, bird watchers and wildlife photographers Boy Scout Troop 250 recently built an accessible blind and placed it along the trail. The blind is available by reservation  by calling headquarters at 804-333-1470. Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends funded the project.

The Friends recently constructed a structure of their own.  At the end of the trail and overlooking the managed grasslands you will now find an elevated platform which can be used for bird and wildlife watching.  The platform is also built for accessibility.

 

ATTRACTIONS

Riverfront property
Native Eastern hardwood forests
Accessible walking trails
Wilna Pond public use area
Riparian areas used by bald eagles and other birds
Areas managed for grassland birds
Deer hunting by permit

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer opportunities include outreach, maintenance, custodial, and invasive plant management.

DIRECTIONS

From Rt. 360 between Warsaw and the Downing Bridge, take Route 624/Newland Road.
Proceed on Newland Rd. for 4.2 miles, then turn LEFT onto Strangeway/Route 636.
Proceed for 1/4 mile, then turn RIGHT onto Sandy Lane/Route 640.
Proceed for about 1 mile, then turn LEFT onto the Refuge.