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7 Forests to explore in Virginia

Virginia

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.

Breckenridge Reservoir
Breckenridge ReservoirBreckenridge Reservoir, Virginia 22172, USA

Breckenridge Reservoir is a small reservoir on Chopawamsic Creek in Prince William and Stafford counties, Virginia. The reservoir's western shore is the Marine Corps Base Quantico and the eastern shore is a part of Prince William Forest Park, The reservoir is open to fishing along with a Virginia fishing license and Marine Corps Base Quantico permit.

Dyke Marsh  Preserve
Dyke Marsh PreserveAlexandria, VA 22307, USA

Dyke Marsh consists of about 380 acres of tidal marsh, floodplain, and swamp forest. It formed 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. It is one of the largest remaining pieces of freshwater tidal wetlands left in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge
Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge12638 Darby Brook Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192, USA

The Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located along the Potomac River in Virginia, at the point where it meets Neabsco Creek. The refuge covers wetlands and woodlands, and has a railroad right-of-way bordering its western edge. It is currently closed to the public, but has been considered as a possible portion of the route for the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park2001 Daniel K Ludwig Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA

Leesylvania State Park is located in the southeastern part of Prince William County. The park has a small group-only campground, five hiking trails, fishing pier, boat ramp, visitor center, natural sand beach, and four picnic shelters. Daily a lot of people visit this place and enjoy this natural beauty.

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge14050 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA

This is a national wildlife refuge located where the Occoquan River meets the Potomac River in Woodbridge. This is an ecological treasure of natural habitats that are rare or nearly extinct in Northern Virginia. Visit this unique place to experience tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, woods and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers.

Prince William Forest Park
Prince William Forest Park18170 Park Entrance Rd, Triangle, VA 22172, USA

Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 adjacent to the Marine Corps Base Quantico. It is the largest protected natural area in Washington. Today, the park is a window into the past and serves as an example of what much of the East Coast once looked like centuries ago.

Snickers Gap
Snickers GapSnickers Gap, Blue Ridge, VA 20135, USA

This is a wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountain on the border of Loudoun County and Clarke County in Virginia. During the autumn bird migration the gap is a favored spot for birdwatchers to count and study the many raptors that follow the ridge on their way south.

Map of Forests to explore in Virginia