Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site MRV04: Carvins Cove Recreation Area - Upperside
Elevation: 1238 ft. While similar to the main entrance to the reservoir, this upper area allows access to the woodland areas to the north of the reservoir. A few trails may be accessed here, but it is advisable to stop by the main entrance to get a trail map. Birding this area is likely to produce pileated woodpecker, northern flicker, and perhaps eastern screech-owl.
From Whispering Pines Park, travel northeast along Rt. 918 for 0.4 miles to Rt.740/Carvins Cove Road. Continue 2.2 miles to Bennett Spring Trailhead.