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Lone Star Lakes

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

The Lone Star Lakes site is situated along the Nansemond River, Cedar Creek, and Chuckatuck Creek, tributaries to the lower James River. The site offers miles of access for hikers, bicyclists, and boaters. Approximately 4 miles of gravel roads are suitable for walking or biking and there are 7 miles of multi-use nature trails.

Habitats in the park include saltwater and freshwater wetlands, mixed deciduous forests, lakes, and agricultural fields. Breeding woodland birds are plentiful as are great blue herons. In winter months, numerous species of wintering waterfowl may be seen, including lesser scaup, hooded merganser, and canvasback. During summer, weedy fields and forest edge present a multitude of butterflies. The park has also planted longleaf pines with the hopes of attracting red-cockaded woodpeckers in the future as the trees mature.

Directions

Physical Address: 401 Kings Highway, SuffolkVA 23432

From the Previous Site on the Suffolk Loop of the VBWT:

From Sleepy Hole Park, return to the intersection of Rt. 627/Bennett’s Pasture Road and US Hwy 17. Turn left onto US Hwy 17 and travel north 2.4 miles to Rt. 628/Crittenden Road. Turn left onto Rt. 628/Crittenden Road and continue 5.3 miles to SR 125/King’s Hwy. Turn right onto SR 125/Kings Hwy. Before you get to SR 32, turn left into the Lone Star Lakes’ entrance, just before Bob House Parkway to the right.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 757-255-4032, jruggiero@city.suffolk.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Fee, Daily, Sunrise - Sunset

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Observation Platform
  • Boat Ramp