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Carrollton Nike Park

Important Notices

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Description

Half of this 150-acre park has been developed for multi-use recreation. The park borders Jones Creek, so visitors can expect to see a variety of estuarine birds, such as great blue herons, as well as fiddler crabs, killifish, and other invertebrates upon which these birds feed. In the trees along the open edges, visitors can watch for typical coastal woodland species including brown-headed nuthatch, eastern kingbird, and eastern bluebird. Walking trails meander through forest, marsh, and aquatic habitats, and are extended over water by an observation deck and a fishing pier where varied waterfowl may observed, particularly in the winter.

Directions

Physical Address: 13036 Nike Park Rd, Carrollton, VA, 23314

From the Previous Site on the Tidewater Loop of VBWT:

From Ragged Island Wildlife Management Area, travel 1.2 miles south on US 17 and turn right on Rt. 669. Drive 0.6 miles and turn south (left) on Rt. 665. Follow this road for 0.6 miles and turn west (right) on Nike Park Road, which is still Rt. 669. Proceed 1 mile more to Carrollton Nike Park; the entrance is on the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Isle of Wight County Parks & Recreation: 757-357-2291, lturner@isleofwightus.net
  • Website
  • Season: All
  • Access: Free, Daily, 8:00 am - dusk

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms