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Farnham Creek Public Landing

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Description

This small, tranquil site offers a secluded boat launch to bird from canoe or kayak on Farnham Creek, a Rappahannock River tributary. The tidal creek is surrounded by largely coniferous forest that dominates its shorelines. The woods can be packed with warblers, woodpeckers, vireos, and numerous other birds during the breeding season. Osprey, wading birds, bald eagles, and wintering waterfowl can be seen foraging in this secluded creek.

Directions

Location Coordinates: 37.847046, -76.658878

From Warsaw, follow VA-3 east to State Rte 613. Turn right on State Rte 613 and follow for just over 3 miles. Turn left on State Rte 608, following for 0.7 miles. Look for sign that says, “Farnham Landing” and turn right onto Farnham Landing.

From the Previous Site on the Northern Neck Loop of the VBWT:

From Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Grove Unit, turn left onto Rt. 610/Laurel Grove Road and continue on for .9 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 647/Hales Point Road and continue on for 2.3 miles before turning left on Rt. 608/Farnham Creek Road. Continue on Farnham Creek Rd. for 2.2 miles before turning left onto Farnham Landing which is marked with a sign. The boat launch is located at the end of this short road.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Region 1 Office (804) 829-6580
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp