Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (804) 829-5336
  • Site Access: Daily. Hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or access permit required.
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Site CPL12: Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area


The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area is 5,217 acres of woodlands along the Chickahominy River managed primarily for upland species. The uplands, mainly hardwood and pine stands, are punctuated by several mowed, cultivated, and successional fields. Marshy guts and tidal creeks cut into the forest and further accentuate the site's diverse habitat. The main north-south road (Rt. 621), as well as a number of side trails, provides access to the extensive woodlands. Visits may yield sightings of many upland and wetland plant and animal species including deer, and turkey and nesting and migrant passerines. From bluffs overlooking the Chickahominy River, herons and bald eagles can often be seen fishing.


From Sherwood Forest Plantation, return to SR 5 and turn right (east). Follow SR 5 approximately 5.0 miles to Rt. 623. Turn left on Rt. 623 and follow it for about 3.0 miles to Rt. 621; turn right and travel east 4.0 miles to the main parking area at the boat launch.

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