Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge

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Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Nearest city Dale City, Virginia
Coordinates 38°35′40″N 77°15′20″W / 38.59444°N 77.25556°W / 38.59444; -77.25556Coordinates: 38°35′40″N 77°15′20″W / 38.59444°N 77.25556°W / 38.59444; -77.25556
Area 325 acres (1.32 km2)
Established 1970
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/featherstone/index.html

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 325 acres (1.32 km2) of tidal marsh has been administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service since 1970; currently, it is part of the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 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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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.