Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge


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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Address:3004 7th St
PO Box 1811
Parkersburg, WV 26102

Phone:304-422-0752
Fax:304-422-0754
Web: northeast.fws.gov/wv/ori.htm
Established: 1990.
Location:Extends nearly 400 river miles along the Ohio River.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, hiking trails, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge protects land and water habitats used by 40 species of freshwater mussels, 2 of which are endangered. Most of the refuge's acreage is located in West Virginia; Pennsylvania and Kentucky each have 2 islands.
Habitats: 3,300 acres of farm fields and old-growth timber on 22 Ohio River islands and three mainland tracts.
Access: Open for day use. One islands has bridge access; all others are accessible only by boat.
Wild life: Prothonotary and cerulean warblers, great blue herons, osprey ring-necked ducks, bald eagles, deer, rabbit, squirrel, and the endangered fanshell and pink mucket mussel.

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