Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: Migrations, Winter
  • Site Contact: (804) 693-0014
  • Site Access: Free, Daily
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Parking Site is only viewable by boat

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Site CGL01: Ware House Boat Landing


Ware House Boat Landing provides boat access to the Ware River not far from its confluence with Chesapeake Bay. During warm weather and holiday weekends, when boat traffic is brisk and noisy, give this place a pass. However, during more tranquil periods, quiet paddling can produce close looks at herons, egrets, and migratory shorebirds.


From I-64 in Newport News, take Exit #250/SR 105/Ft. Eustis Blvd East. Follow Ft. Eustis Boulevard to US 17. Turn left on US 17 North and follow it for 14 miles to Gloucester. Take US 17 Business through Gloucester. Just before the intersection with SR 14, make a right on Rt. 621/Ware House Road. Drive 1.8 miles to Ware House Boat Landing where you can launch your boat. Site viewable only by boat.

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