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Deer Park

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

Once a State Game Sanctuary for white-tailed deer, this aptly named 50-acre park offers woodland, creek, and lake habitats. Deer Park is a multi-use park with an extensive walking trail of particular interest to the wildlife enthusiast. This trail meanders through woodlands of pine, oak , maple, and tulip poplar, mucky lake edges, and grassy banks, and supplies a venue to view nesting and migrant songbirds. Deer Park Lake attracts wood ducks and other dabbling ducks. Take note–this multi-use facility can be extremely crowded during weekends.

Directions

Physical Address: 11523 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23601

Deer Park is located on Jefferson Avenue, just south of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, in the center of the Newport News. The park has two entrances: at Robinson Road and at Groome Road.

From the Previous Site on the Lower Peninsula Loop of VBWT:

Leaving the Virginia Living Museum, continue driving north briefly on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Jefferson Avenue/SR 143; proceed for 0.1 miles to the entrance on the right.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (757) 886-7851, bholliday@nngov.com
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily Sunrise-Sunset

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

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