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Game Farm Marsh WMA

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Game Farm Marsh Wildlife Management Area features spectacular cypress forests and black water stained by tannic acid. It is also among the best areas in eastern Virginia to see a variety of interior wetland birds.

Description

Game Farm Marsh is on the northern shore of the Chickahominy lake in New Kent County adjacent to the Virginia Department of Forestry Tree Farm. The area's entire 429 acres is wetland and can be accessed only by boat. Two creeks allow access into the interior of the eastern side of the property. The shallow waters of this area are clogged with submerged vegetation and covered by duck weed in the warmer months. This vegetation makes navigation difficult but its value to wildlife is immense.

Hunting

Waterfowl hunting is popular on the area and wood ducks are the number one species harvested. Most hunting is from floating blinds. Please note the no hunting safety zone near portions of New Kent Forestry Center's walking trail.

Fishing

Nearby Chickahominy Lake provides ample fishing opportunities year around. Bass, crappie, and pickerel are often caught. The thick grass beds and abundant panfish make fly-fishing popular here.

Other Activities

This management area is an excellent place to view wetland wildlife for those adventurous enough to boat to the area. Herons, beaver, osprey, and wood ducks are among the species likely to be seen.

Directions

The area is east of Richmond on U.S. Route 60, approximately halfway between Providence Forge and Walkers Dam, on the Chickahominy River. Access to the area is by boat from commercial ramps on Chickahominy Lake.