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Airfield 4-H Conference Center

Description

Airfield 4-H Conference Center is a multi-use facility located in a natural, serene setting on the banks of the beautiful 105-acre Airfield Lake. Birds and wildlife are abundant on Airfield’s secluded 218 acre property. Mammals, large and small, are often observed including deer, beaver, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. Bald eagles, a large variety of waterfowl, and wading birds may be observed throughout the year. Red-headed woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, wild turkey, brown-headed nuthatch, blue-grey gnatcatcher, eastern kingbird, pine warbler, and yellow-throated warbler are just some of the bird species you may observe during spring and summer. Wildlife viewing amenities include a boardwalk and gazebo on Lake Airfield, canoe rentals, a forested nature trail, and lakeside overlooks on the backside of each lodge. Stop by the check-in desk to pick up a map of the grounds, a birding pamphlet with a species list, or to rent a canoe.

Note:

  • It’s recommended to call the Airfield Center in advance to ensure that an event is not scheduled during the time of your visit.

Directions

Physical Address: 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888

From Wakefield, head south on SR-628 for approximately 4.3 miles, turn right onto SR-729, turn left onto Airfield Road, make the next left, go right at the T-intersection, and follow the road to the parking area.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (757) 899-4901, Airfield4HCenter@vt.edu
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Airfield 4-H Conference Center (as reported to eBird)

  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Fish Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Camping
  • Food
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms