Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site MMM07: Baywood Public Boat Landing
Elevation: 2325 ft. This boat ramp is towered over by the US 58/US 221 Bridge. The area is heavily wooded with a small creek entering the river along its northern edge. This is an ideal place to drop a canoe into the river for a quiet cruise. The sassafras and yellow poplar trees are teaming with song sparrow and indigo bunting. Further back in the woods, red-eyed vireo can be heard singing along with cardinal and blue jay. Keep looking up periodically for turkey vulture and red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. One never knows when an osprey or bald eagle may fly by!
From the Riverside Public Boat Landing, return to the intersection of SR 94 and US 58/US 221. Turn right on US 58 West/US 221 South and follow it for 4.9 miles. The turn to the boat ramp is on the right just before crossing the New River. This site is viewable only by boat.