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Lubber Run Park

Description

One mile of riparian woodlands surrounds a streambed accessible via a paved streamside trail. Beyond the riparian corridor, slopes are covered with mixed deciduous forest; however, the stream is a focal point of bird activity. This park is a favorite spot for enjoying spring migrants, including northern parula, blackpoll, black and white, black-throated green warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush and at least five species of thrushes. The fall migration provides ample viewing as well.

Directions

Physical Address (Entrance at the amphitheater): 460 N. George Mason Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203

From Previous Site on the Great Falls Loop of VBWT:

Exit Long Branch Nature Area and turn right onto Carlin Springs Road. Continue 0.6 miles to US 50 East. Travel 0.5 miles and turn left on North Columbus Street; travel 0.2 miles to park at Lubber Run Amphitheater on left, then walk downhill to the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Arlington County Parks & Recreation: 703-228-6523, lcore@arlingtonva.us
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Lubber Run Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Northern Flicker
  • Blue Jay
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Carolina Wren
  • American Robin
  • Common Grackle
  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Eastern Phoebe

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms