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Osborne Pike Boat Landing

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.


Osborne Pike Boat Landing offers boating access to the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities that exist on the James River. The site access is limited to launching and taking out of watercraft and is not open to shore viewing. Quiet boaters may encounter gulls, bald eagle, osprey, and waterfowl on the river as well as the songbirds utilizing the riparian habitat that lines the waterway.

Note: This site is viewable only by boat.


Physical Address: 9530 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231

From I-95 South in Richmond, take Exit #75/190 for I-64 East. Follow I-64 East to Exit #195/Laburnum Avenue. Turn right at the end of this exit ramp. Continue 5.3 miles and turn right on SR 5/ New Market Road. Proceed 2.1 miles and turn left onto Osborne Turnpike. Go 6 miles and turn right at the sign for Osborne Pike Boat Landing. The entrance is on the left, after the marina.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: VA Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries, Region 1 Office: 804-829-6580, BirdingTrail@dgif.virginia.gov
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  • Season: Winter
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


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  • Site Viewable Only By Boat