DGIF Updates Related to COVID-19

Queen Sound Public Landing

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


Queen Sound Landing is a paved pull-off offering extensive views of Chincoteague Bay and its associated salt marsh islands. The islands are typical eastern coastal salt marshes consisting of Spartina grasses. These are excellent for migrant shorebirds, wading birds and saltmarsh-type sparrows. Wintering waterfowl utilize the extensive bay ecosystem for feeding before returning to the breeding grounds. Mudflats visible at low tide can produce a large variety of shorebirds and waders.


Physical Location: VA-175/ Chincoteague Rd, Horntown, VA 23395

From US-13 just north of Oak Hall, head east on VA-175/ Chincoteague Rd. Follow the road as it winds for 7.9 miles. Bear right onto a short driveway towards the Queens Sound Boat Ramp.

From the Previous Site on the Eastern Shore Loop of VBWT:

From the Free School and Michael Marsh Tracts of Saxis Wildlife Management Area, return to the intersection of Rt. 695/Saxis Road and Rt. 788. Turn right on Rt. 695/Saxis Road and follow it 8.5 miles east to US 13. Go left (north) on US 13 for 3.6 miles to SR 175/Chincoteague Road. Turn right and go east 7.9 miles to the landing on the right, which is a short dead end drive.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Accomack County Dept. of Public Works: 757-787-1468, 757-824-0020; pworks@co.accomack.va.us
  • Website
  • Season: All
  • Access: Free, Daily

10 Most Recent Bird Observations Added to eBird

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Clapper Rail
  • Willet
  • Laughing Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Forster's Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Snowy Egret
  • White Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Boat Ramp