Carvins Cove Recreation Area – Upperside

Important Notices

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Description

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.

Directions

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) 853-1339, tom.clarke@ci.roanoke.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Admission Fee, Daily

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

  • Canada Goose
  • Killdeer
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Downy Woodpecker

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Fee
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic