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River Road, Rt. 607

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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.


This stretch of road, bordered largely by parkland, provides a number of parking areas and overlooks, where the still narrow Rappahannock River may be viewed. This mighty river stretches from rapids in the Shenandoah Mountain foothills to the Chesapeake Bay. Parks along the river include Falmouth Waterfront Park, John Lee Pratt Memorial Park, and Fredericksburg Battlefield. In summer, songbirds serenade from the shrubs, and winter brings an influx of bald eagles and waterfowl.


From Belmont, turn right on Washington Street and follow it to W. Cambridge Street. Turn right on W. Cambridge Street and follow it crossing US 1. It becomes on Rt. 607River Road after crossing US 1.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: None
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


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