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Aquia Landing

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDWR encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail for any COVID-19 policies or closures. This information is typically posted on a site's own website. Remember to maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

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.

Directions

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.
Fee: (County Residents: $3 Youth & Seniors/$4 Adults;
Non-County Residents: $4.50 Youth & Seniors/$6.50 Adults)

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 658-5114 prmaint@co.stafford.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, Fee Memorial Day to Labor Day

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

  • Canada Goose
  • Mute Swan
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms