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Christanna

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.

Description

In 1714 Royal Governor Alexander Spotswood established Fort Christanna on the banks of the Meherrin River for education, religion, commerce and military protection of the local residents. He named the fort in honor of Christ and Queen Anne. The Christanna Loop takes visitors through some of Southside Virginia’s best sites; not least of which is the massive John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake) that straddles the Virginia-North Carolina state line. This immense water body is renowned for its wildlife spectacles, ranging from thousands of waterfowl and dozens of bald eagles, to vagrant loons and other more oceanic species. Heading further east, there are a series of smaller lakes and woodlands to visit, each with their own set of residents. Scan the banks of Lake Gordon for a roosting belted kingfisher or strain your neck watching red-eyed and yellow-throated vireos at the Southside Virginia Community College. Wherever your travels take you in Southside you’re sure to find wildlife to enjoy.

Loop Map

 

Services

Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
804.848.3154
brunschamber@meckcom.net

Brunswick County/Lake Gaston Tourism Association
866.783.9768
stewpot@meckcom.net

Chase City Chamber of Commerce
276.935.4147
chasecityva@meckcom.net

Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce
800.557.5582
clarksville@kerrlake.com

Kenbridge Chamber of Commerce
434.676.1558

South Hill Chamber of Commerce
800.523.4347
shchamber@meckcom.net