Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CPL04: Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


This 400-acre site includes 20 one-acre fish rearing ponds (several ponds along Herring Creek) with water control structures and a 90-acre lake containing bottomland hardwoods. Trails wind along Herring Creek, through mixed hardwood woodlands, and past two seasonal ponds. The riparian woods attract numerous woodland songbirds, as well as, amphibians and the occasional reptile. Harrison Lake is also accessible for fishing.


From Malvern Hill, Richmond NBP, return to SR 5 and turn left. Proceed 7.7 miles, turn left on Rt. 658/Kimages Road, and follow it for 0.4 miles. The hatchery is on the right.

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