Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Site Access: Daily. Hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or access permit required.
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Site CMA06: King and Queen Fish Cultural Station


Depending on the season, there may be raceways full of fish being raised for stocking in Virginia's waters to view, in addition to the hatchery's numerous ponds that attract winter waterfowl. Low water levels during migrations make this an excellent site to view migrating shorebirds. Creeks running alongside the hatchery provide good songbird habitat as well as habitat for butterflies and dragonflies.


From Melrose Landing return to SR 14/The Trail, turn left/west. Travel on SR 14 for 10.6 miles. Turn right on Rt. 685/Fish Hatchery Rd. Proceed 0.5 miles; the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' King and Queen Fish Cultural Station will be on the left.

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