Munden Point Park
Munden Point Park, a 100-acre facility located on the North Landing River, was formerly a famous waterfowl-hunting site. It is now an excellent site for naturalists, as it provides canoe and kayak access to the Intracoastal Waterway, low swampy woodlands along swampy creek, forests of tall pine and sweetgum, and the borders of salt marshes. The North Landing River has the largest great blue heron rookery in Virginia, numbering over 300 birds. Munden Point Park birds include brown-headed nuthatch, orchard oriole, chipping sparrow, brown thrasher, yellow-billed cuckoo, common yellowthroat, prothonotary warbler, and American goldfinch. The local Duke’s skipper may be found along the boggy edges of Oakum Creek. As you walk out on the narrow fingers of land that project into the Intercoastal Waterway, notice the various methods that have been used to keep the land from eroding. Interlocking articulating blocks and bio-logs (made from compressed shredded coconut husks) are two of the techniques that have been used. Pale orange Needham’s skimmers are abundant about the reeds during summer. A novel aspect of the park is its coin-operated worm dispenser, where anglers can buy fish bait.
Two additional canoe/ kayak launch sites available in the general area:
Dozier Bridge is a canoe/kayak launch with a parking area. The launch provides a good access point to the extensive waterways that crisscross the area.
Horn Point to Lovitt’s Landing Water Trail
This site offers a one-and-quarter mile water trail for the canoeing or kayaking naturalist. A variety of water birds, dragonflies, amphibians and reptiles are common along this Trail. This site is also an accessible venue for wildlife-viewing from land. Horn Point Road, which you’ll traverse on your way to Horn Point, meanders through tidal marshes, duckweed ditches, and phragmites-lined roadsides.
Physical Address: 2001 Pefley Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457
From Previous Site on Seashore to Cypress Loop of VBWT:
Return to Princess Anne Road. Turn left, proceed 0.7 miles, and turn right on Munden Point Road. Continue about 0.8 miles and turn right onto Pefley Lane. The park is at the end of the road.
Directions to Dozier Bridge:
Located off of Princess Anne Rd between Fenwick Way and Seaboard Rd
Directions to the Horn Point to Lovett’s Landing Water Trail:
From General Booth Avenue and Princess Anne/ Rt. 149, continue south on Princess Anne for 3.6 miles (bear right at Sandbridge). Turn left on North Muddy Creek Road for 2.6 miles to Horn Point Road and turn left. Continue for almost one mile to the entrance.
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- Site Contact: City of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation: 757-425-5296, fun@VBgov.com
- Access: Free, Daily
Birds Recently Seen at Munden Point Park (as reported to eBird)
- Fox Sparrow
- White-throated Sparrow
- Pied-billed Grebe
- Mourning Dove
- Ring-billed Gull
- Herring Gull
- Turkey Vulture
- Northern Harrier
- Bald Eagle
Seasonal Bird Observations
- Bike Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch
- Canoe/Kayak Rentals