Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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- Site Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission fee for camping
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Site MMR01: New River Campground Area
Elevation: 2079 ft. New River Campground/Picnic Area near Ivanhoe is located adjacent to the New River and offers access to the New River Trail State Park system. This site offers campsites, restrooms, drinking water, hiking, mountain-biking, horseback riding, and river access for fishing and canoeing. Nestled between Buck and Byllesby dams, this waterway draws the attention of a variety of wildlife. The surrounding riparian woodlands are filled with songbird serenades in the summertime. Yellow-throated, hooded, and black-and-white warblers, and indigo bunting, can be heard and seen during a leisurely walk along the trail. Birders should listen for the "chip" of common yellowthroat in the cattails that line the river's edges.
Take Exit #80 off of I-81 and head south on US 52 for 1.2 miles to SR 94. Turn right on SR 94 and travel 13.1 miles to Rt. 602. Turn left onto Rt. 602 and go 3.6 miles to its dead end. There is a parking lot on the right, as well as access to New River Trail State Park.