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Site CAP05: Point of Rocks Park

Description

Point of Rocks Park offers 3 miles of trails providing access to several habitats, including eastern deciduous forest, the banks of the Appomattox River, and tidal freshwater marsh. The forest edge may be entered from several parking lots behind the tennis courts where there are also picnic facilities. The trails through the forest offer viewing access for a variety of typical eastern birds. As the forest trails yield to the freshwaters of Ashton Creek Marsh, the trail continues as a floating boardwalk. The boardwalk provides an excellent place to study a number wetland birds and dragonflies. Watch the marsh for wetland songbirds such as swamp sparrows and common yellowthroat in addition to the waders and bald eagles.

Directions

From Battery Dantzler Park, return to SR 10 and travel west to SR 10/Hundred Street and Old Stage Road. At the stoplight, turn left onto Old Stage Road and travel south for 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Old Bermuda Hundred Road and drive 0.7 miles to Ramblewood Road. Turn right on Ramblewood Road/Rt. 617; drive for 2.1 miles and then turn left onto Enon Church Road/Rt. 746. Proceed 0.1 miles to the park entrance.

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