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Wayside Park

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.


This small park, also known as Dahlgren Wayside Park, with its mowed field and picnic tables, offers a spectacular view of the expansive Potomac River. From the park’s sandy beach, visitors can expect to see osprey, terns, wintering waterfowl, and wading birds feeding in the rich river habitat. Other park wildlife includes songbirds and butterflies.


Physical Address: 3435 Roseland Road, King George, VA 22485

From I-95 in Richmond/Ashland, continue north. Take exit 104 for SR 207 toward US 301/Carmel Church/Bowling Green. Keep right and follow signs for Bowling Green/Fort AP Hill. Merge onto SR 207 E and continue onto SR 207 Bypass after 9.7 miles. In 1.4 miles, continue onto US 301 N for 29.9 miles. Turn left onto SR 652/Roseland Rd just before the bridge into Maryland and find the park to the left.

From the Previous Site on the Northern Neck Loop of VBWT:

From Caledon State Park, return to SR 206 and turn left. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left on US 301 North. Continue 3 miles to park entrance on the left, which is the last turn before crossing the bridge into Maryland, just after the Welcome Center.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 540-775-4386, tsmith@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us
  • Website
  • Season: All
  • Access: Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Handicap Accessible
  • Parking
  • Picnic