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Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area


Elevation: 1154 ft.

The pullout along the road to Goose Point provides access to a nature trail traversing forest and open fields. Once stepping into the forest, white-tailed deer start appearing almost everywhere; they seem to be grazing around every corner. This tranquil setting is perfect for a variety of eastern woodland birds such as mourning dove, ruby-throated hummingbird, downy, red-bellied and pileated woodpeckers, eastern wood-pewee, blue jay, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, indigo bunting, eastern towhee, and chipping sparrow. American goldfinch can be seen feeding on the massive bull thistles at the edge of the forest.

A map of the WMA is available on our website. Specifically, this site details the section of quality deer management and public hunting area surrounding SR 822/Goose Point Rd just southwest of Goose Point Park. The entire WMA encompasses far more territory along both sides Philpott Lake and west of Fairy Stone State Park.


  • To Access the Site: A Restore the Wild Membership, Virginia hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required.
  • Hunting could be occurring at this site April 1 – May 31 and September 1 – February 28th. If you are visiting this site during hunting seasons, please wear blaze orange or blaze pink for safety.


Location: Goose Point Rd, Bassett, VA 24055

There are multiple access gates and parking areas along State Routes 57, 346, 623, 713, 717, and 822. Please refer to the map for seasonally-closed gates. The provided GPS coordinates and driving directions below are for an area on Goose Point Road/SR-822 about 3.4 miles northeast of Fairystone Park Highway/SR 57, located on the route between the Fairy Stone State Park and Goose Point at Philpott Lake VBWT sites.

From Martinsville, head west on SR-57 for 17 miles before turning right onto Goose Point Road/SR-822.

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