Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CSF06: Western Branch Reservoir


Permit required to launch boat from this site. Please call ahead. Much of the 53-acre Western Branch Reservoir is currently inaccessible to outdoor enthusiasts except by boat. Land birds can be readily seen along the lake edges, and the reservoir is visited by a variety of puddle ducks, including wood ducks, during winter.


From Lake Burnt Mills, return to Rt. 603 and continue south/west to Rt. 604 just past the dam. Turn left onto Rt. 604 and follow it for 1.0 mile to Rt. 605 and turn leftt and continue east 1.7 miles to Western Branch Reservoir. Viewable only by boat.

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