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Marsh Cam

The Marsh Cam is a livestreaming camera located on the southern end of Hog Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA), centered between a tidal marsh and two managed impoundments. It remains in operation 24/7, every day of the year, which means that night or day no matter the season, there is always something to see!

Saw Something on Marsh Cam?

You can share your observations from the Marsh Cam here on our website. Learn how to submit your photos!

Here are others’ most recent observations:

View more observations from Marsh Cam on iNaturalist »

Marsh Cam in the Classroom

Did you know that the Marsh Cam is being used in schools across Virginia for tidal marsh education? Learn more about DWR’s suite of educational resources and how your students can control the camera for a day!

Upcoming Classroom Takeovers:


  • May 10th: Ms. Lucy’s class from Dinwiddie Elementary School
  • May 13th: Ms. Angell’s class from Ferrum Elementary School
  • May 14th: Ms. Collins’ class from Tunstall Middle School
  • May 15th: Mrs. Andrew’s class from Colonial Trail Elementary School
  • May 16th: Mr. Whitehead’s class from Short Pump Elementary School
  • May 17th: Mrs. Schmid’s class from Pemberton Elementary School
  • May 20th-21st: Mrs. Okuda’s class from Tucker High School
  • May 22nd: Mrs. Ballinger’s class from Pemberton Elementary School
  • May 23rd: Mrs. Johnson’s class from Carolina Middle School
  • May 24th: Mrs. Layne’s class from Matoaca Middle School
  • May 28th: Mrs. Scott’s class from Highland County High School
  • May 29th: Mrs. King’s class from Captain John Smith Elementary School
  • May 30th: Ms. Anthony’s class from Marstellar Middle School
  • May 31st: Mr. Duffey’s class from Archilles Elementary School


  • June 3rd-4th : Ms. Riley’s class from Hillpoint Elementary
  • June 5th: Mrs. Ellis’ class from John Yeates Middle School
  • June 6th: Mrs. Tarkenton’s from John Yeates Middle School
  • June 7th: Mrs, Hanley’s class from Thalia Elementary School
  • June 10th: Dr. Ashton’s class from Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Center
  • June 11th: Mrs. Sykes’ class from Thalia Elementary School
  • June 12th-14th: Ms. Urbatch’s  class Woodlawn Elementary School

To schedule your class click here

Learn More About Hog Island WMA

Named by 17th century English settlers who used the land primarily as a foraging ground for swine, Hog Island WMA not only has important ties to the founding of our nation, but its marshes and managed wetland impoundments have made this property a true mecca for fish and wildlife alike.

The Outdoors Are Better Together

Marsh Cam is made possible by generous support from our partners at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.