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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

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 Belle Isle State Park, return to Rt. 683/Belle Isle Road and SR 354, turn left on SR 354, travel 3.0 miles and turn left on SR 3. Continue 2.7 miles and turn left on Rt. 608/Farnham Creek Road. Follow Rt. 608 for 3.4 miles to the boat landing on the left. Look for sign that says, “Farnham Landing.”

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 899-4209, leo.snead@vdot.virginia.gov
  • Website
  • Season: All
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp