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Aquia Landing


This 32-acre park is a popular fishing and swimming spot located on a peninsula that juts into the mouth of Aquia Creek. The park’s entrance road is flanked by a large marsh that attracts a variety of songbirds, as well as marsh birds, including rails. The border of this marsh can also have the highest concentration of damselflies on the Coastal Phase of the Trail. Part of the park is wooded and consequently supplies attractive habitat to many migrant and breeding songbirds. Visitors should also watch for the waterfowl, terns and gulls that can be seen flying over the creek channel.


Physical Address: 2846 Brooke Road, Stafford, VA 22554

From I-95 in Stafford, take Exit #140 to Rt. 630/Courthouse Road East. Proceed 2.7 miles to Rt. 629/Andrew Chapel Road, turn right, travel 0.8 miles and turn left on Rt. 608/Brooke Road. Go 4.1 miles to the park entrance.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Brian Ford 540-396-5221
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily 8am-dusk

Birds Recently Seen at Aquia Landing (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Mourning Dove
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Eastern Kingbird

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Beach