Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area

Description

Elevation: 1154 ft.

The pullout along the road to Goose Point provides access to a nature trail traversing forest and open fields. Once stepping into the forest, white-tailed deer start appearing almost everywhere; they seem to be grazing around every corner. This tranquil setting is perfect for a variety of eastern woodland birds such as mourning dove, ruby-throated hummingbird, downy, red-bellied and pileated woodpeckers, eastern wood-pewee, blue jay, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, indigo bunting, eastern towhee, and chipping sparrow. American goldfinch can be seen feeding on the massive bull thistles at the edge of the forest.

A map of the WMA is available on our website. Specifically, this site details the section of quality deer management and public hunting area surrounding SR 822/Goose Point Rd just southwest of Goose Point Park. The entire WMA encompasses far more territory along both sides Philpott Lake and west of Fairy Stone State Park.

Notes:

  • To Access the Site: A Restore the Wild Membership, Virginia hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required.
  • Hunting could be occurring at this site April 1 – May 31 and September 1 – February 28th, except on Sundays. If you are visiting this site during hunting seasons, please wear blaze orange or blaze pink for safety.

Directions

Location: Goose Point Rd, Bassett, VA 24055

Access gates and parking areas for the rest of the WMA are present at various points along SR 57, 346, 623, 713, and 717. The provided directions are to an area on SR 822/Goose Point Rd about 3.4 miles northeast from SR 57/Fairystone Park Hwy.

From Martinsville, continue on SR 57 E for 17 miles before turning right onto SR 822/Goose Point Rd.

From the previous site on the Fairy Stone Loop of the VBWT:

From the Philpott Lake Dam, return south on SR 904 to SR 57. Turn right, heading west on SR 57 for 4.7 miles before turning right onto SR 822/Goose Point Rd.