Battery Dantzler Park

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWTBefore heading out to visit a site on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail, be sure to check if that site has any COVID-19 policies or closures in place. This information is typically posted on a site's own website.

Description

This park is located across the slough from Dutch Gap. A trail provides access to the woodlands along James River where at least five species of woodpecker breed. Listen for the calls of pileated, red-bellied, downy, hairy, and red-headed woodpeckers and look high in the canopy for American redstarts, black-and-white warblers and red-eyed vireos.

A friendly reminder:  As you are observing birds and other wildlife, please stay off the earthworks; these have cultural, historical, and archaeological value.

Directions

Physical Address: 1820 Battery Dantzler Road, Chester, VA 23836

From I-95, take exit 61A to merge onto VA-10 E/ W Hundred Rd toward Hopewell. Continue .8 miles. Turn left onto Old Stage Rd. Turn right onto Battery Dantzler Ct and continue towards park. Park entrance is on left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Chesterfield County Naturalist: 804-318-8735; battistam@chesterfield.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking