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Carvins Cove Recreation Area – Upperside


Elevation: 1238 ft.

While similar to the main entrance to the reservoir, this upper area allows access to the woodland areas to the north of the reservoir. A few trails may be accessed here, but it is advisable to stop by the main entrance to get a trail map. Birding this area is likely to produce pileated woodpecker, northern flicker, and perhaps eastern screech-owl.


From Whispering Pines Park, travel northeast along Rt. 918 for 0.4 miles to Rt.740/Carvins Cove Road. Continue 2.2 miles to Bennett Spring Trailhead.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 540-362-1757,
  • Website
  • Access: Admission Fee, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Carvins Cove Recreation Area – Upperside (as reported to eBird)

  • Indigo Bunting
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Goldfinch
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Blue Jay

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