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Battery Dantzler Park

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.


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.


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.

From the Previous Site on the Appomattox Loop of the VBWT:

From Henricus Park/ Dutch Gap Conservation Area, exit the area and turn left on Coxendale Rd. Turn left on Old Stage Rd. and travel 1.7 miles to Battery Dantzler Rd and turn left. The park entrance is on the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

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

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