Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CMN06: Pohick Bay Regional Park


Pohick Bay Regional Park is a multi-use recreational park that offers wildlife viewing opportunities in addition to picnic areas, campgrounds, and a golf course. Five miles of trails wind through the forest that blankets this 1,000-acre complex. The deciduous forest is home to several species of breeding birds and significant numbers of migrants during spring and fall. Visitors can view the protected Pohick-Accotink estuary from trails and the boat ramp. The park also offers guided canoe trails. Volunteers maintain eastern bluebird nest box trails, offering spectacular views of these stunning birds. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent on weekends.


From Accotink Bay Refuge at Ft. Belvoir, return to the intersection of Pohick Road and US 1, turn left, continue 3.7 miles and turn left on SR 242/Gunston Road. Travel 3.1 miles and turn left into Pohick Bay Regional Park.

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