Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CLP10: Deer Park


Once a State Game Sanctuary for white-tailed deer, this aptly named 50-acre park offers woodland, creek, and lake habitats. Deer Park is a multi-use park with an extensive walking trail of particular interest to the wildlife enthusiast. This trail meanders through woodlands of pine, oak, maple, and tulip poplar, mucky lake edges, and grassy banks, and supplies a venue to view nesting and migrant songbirds. Deer Park Lake attracts wood ducks and other dabbling ducks. Take note—this multi-use facility can be extremely crowded during weekends.


Leaving the Virginia Living Museum, continue driving north briefly on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Jefferson Avenue/SR 143; proceed for 0.1 miles to the entrance on the right.

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