More trails are coming. For several years, because of the shortage of staff and equipment, the Refuge managers had to allow some wonderful areas on the refuge to grow back and become inaccessible. Finally the heavy equipment has become available and the staffing shortage has eased a bit. Hurray for visitors!
Preliminary surveys are complete of an area south of the South Entrance to the Nature Drive off County Road 347. It includes pine forest and pleistocene era dunes. Using mechanical and herbicide applications, all the roads that have historically been maintained are being reclaimed. Watch for more information here and in the Friends News Brief.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2020-2021 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available. For a digital version,
click on the photo below. A current LSNWR Hunt Brochure, signed by the hunter, must be in his or her possession when hunting. The brochure includes websites to obtain hunting permits and required harvest reports.
For a Summary of the 2020-2021
Hunt Season Schedule,
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