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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.  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 Wilson’s snipe during migration. The surrounding sports fields support open country species such as eastern bluebird and killdeer, while the bordering woodlands, accessed by the many miles of mountain biking trails, 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/S. Locust St, turn left onto VA-40/Charity Hwy, and the entrance to 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)

  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • American Crow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Mourning Dove

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

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