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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (540) 658-5114 prmaint@co.stafford.va.us
  • Site Access: Daily, Fee Memorial Day to Labor Day
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Facilities

Fee Parking Picnic Restrooms

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Other Trails Nearby

Site CFB01: Aquia Landing

Description

This 32-acre park is a popular fishing and swimming spot located on a peninsula that juts into the mouth of Aquia Creek. The park's entrance road is flanked by a large marsh that attracts a variety of songbirds, as well as marsh birds, including rails. The border of this marsh can also have the highest concentration of damselflies on the Coastal Phase of the Trail. Part of the park is wooded and consequently supplies attractive habitat to many migrant and breeding songbirds. Visitors should also watch for the waterfowl, terns and gulls that can be seen flying over the creek channel.

Directions

From I-95 in Stafford, take Exit #140 to Rt. 630/Courthouse Road East. Proceed 2.7 miles to Rt. 629/Andrew Chapel Road, turn right, travel 0.8 miles and turn left on Rt. 608/Brooke Road. Go 4.1 miles to the park entrance. Fee: (County Residents: $3 Youth & Seniors/$4 Adults; Non-County Residents: $4.50 Youth & Seniors/$6.50 Adults)

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