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Robious Landing Park


The park lies within the floodplain of the James River and offers 3.4 miles of hiking trails and a ramp for launching canoes and kayaks on the James River. Sycamore, green ash, boxelder (a type of maple), and river birch trees dominate the canopy along the river bank. Understory trees include paw-paw and spicebush. Along the riverbanks, visitors can expect to view osprey, bald eagles, red-shouldered hawk, great blue herons, white-eyed vireos, and kingfishers.

Red-headed woodpeckers can be found in the low-lying areas near the streams. Photo Credit: Lisa Mease

Red-headed woodpeckers can be found in low-lying areas near the streams. Photo Credit: Lisa Mease/DWR

In the forest, look for nesting woodland songbirds such as flycatchers, warblers, and vireos. Red-headed woodpeckers and barred owls can be seen and heard in the swamp along the western border. The park’s more open habitats allow for good viewing of open grassland birds like the eastern bluebird and American robin. Fish along this section of the James River include smallmouth bass, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish, and gar.


Physical Address: 3800 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113

From VA-288 and US-60 in Midlothian, head north on VA-288, take VA-711/Huguenot Trail exit toward Robious Road, turn left onto James River Road, turn left to stay on James River Road, and follow it to the parking area.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 804-758-1623,
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, 8am- dusk, Free.

Birds Recently Seen at Robious Landing Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Mourning Dove
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Acadian Flycatcher

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Bike Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch