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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Seasons: Winter
  • Site Contact: (804) 693-1261, csteele@gloucesterva.info
  • Site Access: Free, Daily
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Site CGL04: Cappahosic Beach Boat Landing

Description

This is a very small, and somewhat out of the way, site surrounded by houses, some of historic importance. The launch provides boat access to the York River where, during summer, quiet paddling is likely to produce close encounters with common estuarine birds such as herons, terns, spotted sandpipers, great black-backed gulls, and bald eagles. In winter, the site is more likely to be visited by a variety of puddle and diving ducks.

Directions

From the Beaverdam Park Rt. 606 Entrance, return to the intersection of Rt. 606 and George Washington Memorial Highway. Cross the highway on Rt. 606/Ark Road. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left onto Rt. 614/Hickory Fork Road. Proceed 0.5 miles and turn right on Rt. 618/Cappahosic Road. Drive 2.3 miles to the end of the road, which is a public boat landing.

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