Presquile Island, just across the James River from Bermuda Hundred, is only open to the general public on certain occasions. Part of the reason is because of the nature of a National Wildlife Refuge and how the land is to be used.
In the case of Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently drafting a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). The CCP 15-year plan is designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the Refuge’s purposes, goals, vision mission and contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission. It must also be consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management.
Anyone can participate and make comments as to access, purpose and current vision. The public meeting is August 8 but comments can still be made online where a copy of the entire CCP is located. Go to http://www.fws.gov/northeast/presquile/ for more information