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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (804) 493-8821 scott.flickinger@dcr.virginia.gov
  • Site Access: Fee, Daily
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Facilities

Camping Environmental Study Area Fee Food Handicap Accessible Hiking Trails Information Interpretive/Nature Programs Interpretive Trail Lodge Lookout Tower Parking Phone Picnic Restrooms

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Other Trails Nearby

Site CNN07: Westmoreland State Park

Description

Westmoreland State Park, complete with campground and nature center, offers a rich mosaic of opportunities for wildlife viewing. Visitors who walk on 200-foot bluffs overlooking the Potomac River will be rewarded with views of bald eagle, osprey, and wintering waterfowl. Many visitors have found interesting fossil remains along the Potomac's sandy beaches and bluffs. Visitors can spend hours enjoying wildlife from the well-marked paths, viewing platforms and scenic vistas. The nature center provides information on the self-guided interpretive trail.

Directions

Leave the George Washington Birthplace National Monument and return to the intersection of SR 3 and SR 204 (Popes Creek Road). Turn left onto SR 3 East, proceed 4.8 miles, and turn left onto SR 347, which is the park entrance. Fee: $4 weekend, $3 weekday

Loop Map