Hog Island Wildlife Management Area
the 17th century practice by English settlers of allowing
hogs to forage at the tip of a peninsula jutting into
the lower James River came the name 'Hog Island.' Today,
this "island" is the largest of several tracts
that make up the Hog Island Wildlife Management Area.
Here waterfowl are attracted, often by the thousands,
to forage and rest on the tidal marshes, diked impoundments,
and planted fields. Visitors also have the opportunity
to see eagles, osprey, an array of shorebirds, and even
upland wildlife species on some parts of the area.
Island Wildlife Management Area is a mixture of 3,908
acres of flat open land with pine forests interspersed
with tidal marshes and controlled ponds. Maintained by
the State of Virginia, its ideal for bird watching,
fishing, hiking, or scheduled game hunts.
7938 Hog Island Rd.
Surry, VA 23883
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