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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

Cavitt’s Creek


Elevation: 2572 ft.

Fields of dense brush that graduate into deciduous forest encase the reservoir. Crown vetch blooms on all the surrounding hillsides, attracting a variety of butterflies such as eastern tiger swallowtail as well as a variety of skippers and sulphurs. The lake is flanked by cattails, which entice damselflies and dragonflies. Visitors should look for green heron, mallard, Canada goose, and chimney swift. Other denizens of the area include ruby-throated hummingbird, rough-winged swallow, blue-headed vireo, belted kingfisher, and an assortment of woodland passerines.


Physical Address: 750 Recreation Dr, North Tazewell, VA 24630

From US-460, take exit 4 for SR- 678/Market Street, turn left onto SR-678/Market Street, turn left onto SR-645/Lake Witten Road, turn right onto Recreation Drive, and follow it to the parking area.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (276) 988-7250
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Cavitt’s Creek (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Mallard
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Mourning Dove
  • Killdeer
  • Belted Kingfisher

Seasonal Bird Observations


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