Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CBR01: Occoquan Regional Park


The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority supports a number of parks along the Occoquan and Bull Creek watersheds. Most have been developed for multiple use. However, hidden by the baseball fields and fishing docks are an impressive matrix of nature trails and wildlife viewing opportunities. Occoquan Regional Park is situated on the Occoquan River just off I-95. Intermingled amidst the 400 acres of traditional recreational amenities are historic brick kilns (as well as the ghosts of suffragists imprisoned here in the early 1900s). Hiking trails allow access to mature eastern deciduous forest, with a predictable assortment of woodland birds that is impressive, given the site's proximity to I-95. The Occoquan River may be viewed from the decks at the marina, and waterfowl crowd these waters during migrations.


From I-95 take exit 160 and go north on SR 123 for 1.6 miles to the park entrance on the right.

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