Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: Migrations, Summer
  • Site Contact: 703- 690-4392 x100
  • Site Access: Free, Daily (winter: closed)
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Site CBR03: Bull Run Marina


The Bull Run-Occoquan Trail is accessible via a trailhead located at the park. As well as offering another access point, a stroll around the reservoir offers opportunities to see a variety of eastern woodland birds, particularly in late spring and early summer, and waterfowl. This is a great spot to watch for bald eagles on the reservoir.


From Fountainhead Regional Park, return to Rt. 647/Hamton Road, and travel north for 1.4 miles to Rt. 643/Henderson Road. Proceed west on Henderson Road for 3.0 miles; turn left at the stop sign after another 0.6 miles, continuing on Henderson Road. Turn left on Old Yates Ford Road and drive 0.7 miles to the right-hand Bull Run Marina entrance. Park in thelarge parking lot on the left just before the marina.

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