Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge is a 1,200-acre nature preserve on the grounds of Fort Belvoir that offers trails through deciduous forests to the bay below. The forests in the Refuge attract a wide variety of spring and fall migrant bird species. Accotink Bay also attracts a variety of shorebirds, waterfowl, and offers an ideal hunting ground for nesting ospreys.
An informational kiosk adjacent to the parking lot offers trail maps, a bird list and a guide to facilitated programs. Visitors can also contact the Environmental Education Center for a list of programs.
A government identification or a daily visitor's pass is required to access the installation. A valid picture ID must be presented at the Visitors Center to get a daily visitor's pass. Please note that security levels may change at any time and can affect installation access.