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I.C. DeHart Memorial Park

Description

Elevation: 1398 ft.

I.C. DeHart Memorial Park supports a beautiful reclaimed wetland site with a boardwalk and extensive interpretive information. An asphalt walking trail offers access for more physically challenged visitors. Numerous signs in the area provide information about the insects, reptiles, birds and plants found in the wetland as well as documenting the history of its creation and ongoing community involvement in studying its ecology. The wetland serves as an obvious focus for the wildlife watcher to search the reeds for red-winged blackbirds in summer, swamp sparrows in winter and perhaps a common snipe during migration. The surrounding sports fields support open country species such as eastern bluebird and killdeer, while the bordering woodlands support chickadees, titmice and the occasional red-bellied and downy woodpeckers. Search the wetland in spring and summer for a variety of amphibians including red-spotted newt and perhaps a turtle or watersnake. Dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies abound in the varied vegetation.

Directions

Physical Address: 2631 Charity Highway, Woolwine, VA, 24185

From Floyd, head south on VA-8, turn left onto Charity Highway/VA-40 East in Woolwine, and the park will be on the left in approximately 2.6 miles.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Patrick County Recreation Department: 276-694-3917, recdept@co.patrick.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at I.C. DeHart Memorial Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Field Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms