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13950 Dawson Beach Rd., Woodbridge, Va  22191-2716             

DIRECTIONS: I-95 to exit 160 (rte 123), rte 123 East to Rte. 1, right/ South on rte. 1 to next light, left onto Dawson Beach Road, Refuge at end of road.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  National Wildlife Refuge features grasslands and wetlands with hiking trails and wildlife drive.  Over 350 species of birds and animals, wildlife observation and photography.

PARKING:  Designated accessible parking spaces, located on site at center of property - Trail Head.  Lot holds 100 cars.  Accessible parking space 10 ft. wide.  Accessible aisle 4 ft. wide.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Compacted dirt and stone paths accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.   Length of paths 2 miles.

ENTRANCE:  Located front gate and contact station.  Ramps provided.  Doors easily opened.  1 entry door, 36 in. wide, open out with pell large plate handle located 36 in. above floor.  Glass doors have handles clearly marked in contrasting color.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located main parking lot.  Available without steps.  Doors 36 in. wide, open out.  No turns to enter.  Wheelchair accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, 6 in. between commode and wall.  Portalets are accessibly designed.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are signs with contrasting background, printed on a non-glossy surface.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  No pets - only working assistance animals with kit & identification.  Hours currently:  Sat 7 AM - 3 PM, Sun Noon - Sunset or 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM if sunset is 8 PM or later.  Wildlife Drive will open mid summer.  Fees $2 vehicle or Golden Access Permit or Duck Stamp.  Bugs/flies bad in late spring.

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