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Hunter and dogAnyone who loves fresh air and the active outdoor lifestyle will enjoy every moment in Mecklenburg County. Known mostly for great water recreation on its rivers and lakes, Mecklenburg also has 9,000 acres of public Wildlife Management Areas that offer hiking, biking and bird & wildlife viewing. Many of the 17 designated Wildlife Management Areas offer free access. So, pack a picnic lunch and explore the trails.

Cyclists will find lots of options in Mecklenburg. Road cyclists enjoy the peaceful back roads and the is an easy ride suitable for the whole family.

CampingA great way to get back to nature is to go camping. An Army Corps of Engineers campground is located on Kerr Lake. Occoneechee State Park is one of the crown jewels of the Virginia State Park System, offering tent camping, RV sites, boat ramps, equestrian areas and even cabins for rent.

  • Backyard Birds & Coffee

    3410 Highway 903
    Bracey, VA 23919
    • 434-774-4741
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    Backyard Birds & Coffee started from feeding the birds at home this past 2014 winter. From there, the passion grew to opening a birding supply store along with a coffee shop. We wanted to create a relaxing place to just take a time out from the fast pace life we all live and reset our minds just like the electronic devices we use need to be reset from time to time. What better way than to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in our relaxed shop and enjoy watching the birds feed at one of our multiple feeding stations!

    We also offer:
    • Many lines of birding supplies and feeders in our store like: Audubon, Perky Pet, Woodland Links, Nature’s Way, Heath, Sawmill Valley, Heritage Farms, Droll Yankees, and many others.
    • “Backyard Birds Blend” our custom blends of bird seed as well as many other varieties of feed and seed.
    • Complete line of binoculars and spotting scopes from Opticron.
    • Kayak rental
    • Birding tours: walking or kayaking on our local waterways.
    • Birding books for the young and always young at heart.
    • Gift items as well as gift certificates

    Fri-Sat (8:00AM-3:00PM) or By Appointment
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Beaver Pond Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.595632460 Longitude: -78.576542357
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • 910-251-4633
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    720 Acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 5.0 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Bluestone Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.675815736 Longitude: -78.602717627
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • 434-738-6101
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    620 miles of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 4.0 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Buffalo Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.670565164 Longitude: -78.649301833
    • 434-738-6101
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    610 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 3.3 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    $5.00
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Cedar Grove Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.557196353 Longitude: -78.485336058
    • 434-738-6101
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    305 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 2.8 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Centennial Park

    225 East Danville Street
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-447-3191
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    The South Hill Centennial Park offers various amenities for your outdoor enjoyment. Picnic in shady surroundings while watching the kids romp and play on the fun-filled playground equipment available. Or get energetic and try out the asphalt tennis courts. Spacious grass areas are also available for your impromptu softball or soccer game. You can reserve the park for your family or company get-togethers too! Call for your reservations. Just contact the town office for your reservation.

    8:00AM-5:30PM
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Clarksville Marina

    Clarksville Marina

    411 4th Street
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • (434) 374-8501
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    Located in historic downtown Clarksville, Virginia’s only lakeside town, on beautiful Buggs Island Lake/John H. Kerr Reservoir. Boating, water skiing, water tubing and fishing, lake home rental and camping are easily accessible. The Clarksville Marina has a gas dock, slips, general store and Pontoon boat rentals.

    With the addition of fishing lights on the local bridge, Clarksville is now the premier location for nighttime fishing activities and tournaments and the only location in the country with this unique feature. The glow of the underwater lights attract millions of tiny feeder fish, which then attract the larger game fish, thus creating a unique nighttime fishing environment. The set of lights above the water provide motorists traveling on the new Highway 58 Bypass Bridge a striking view leading into downtown Clarksville.

    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area

    Boydton
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 804-367-1000
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    Nationally known for hosting bird dog field trials, the Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area is also a major wintering area for waterfowl, popular dove hunting area, and home to a diverse resident upland wildlife population. This area is named for former Executive Director of the Game Department, wildlife biologist, field trial judge and Virginia gentleman – Dick Cross. Located in Mecklenburg County, along the north side of the Roanoke River just below John H. Kerr Dam. Gently rolling land, the area’s elevation varies from 200 to 300 feet. Much of the area was once a cattle farm and evidence of that operation remains. The area’s 1,400 acres are primarily open upland, maintained in an old field stage or cultivated to benefit wildlife.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    $4.00
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.609304198 Longitude: -78.396397936
    • 434-738-6101
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    435 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 3.9 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Eastland Creek Landing

    State Rte 824
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 434-738-6101
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    Public boat launch facility

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    $4.00
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Greenwood Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.613974545 Longitude: -78.435614108
    VA
    • 434-738-6101
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    295 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 3.7 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Island Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.533574263 Longitude: -78.445989430
    • 434-738-6101
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    575 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Ivy Hill Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.575121134 Longitude: -78.445989430
    • 434-738-6101
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    775 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 3.7 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir

    1930 Mays Chapel Road
    Latitude: 36.5984761 Longitude: -78.3005185
    VA
    • 434-738-6101
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    johnhkerrdam2John H. Kerr Dam is concrete gravity-dam located on the Roanoke River in Virginia, creating Kerr Lake. The dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1947 and 1953 for the purposes of flood control, and hydropower

    8:00AM-4:30PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Kerr Lake

    Kerr Lake/Bugg’s Island Lake

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    Visit Virginia’s largest lake! John H. Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island Lake is more than 50,000 acres of fresh water with over 800 miles of beautiful shoreline. Surround yourself with natural beauty by launching a boat and see where it takes you.

    Quiet coves are waiting to be explored. You can indulge your adventurous side with water sports such as skiing, fishing, sailing & swimming. It offers other recreation such as camping, hiking, bicycling, hunting, & golfing.

    Listed as the number one Crappie fishing lake in the U.S. by “In-Fisherman” magazine, Kerr Lake is host to state and national fishing tournaments.

    As night falls, watch gorgeous sunsets. The perfect escape for fun and relaxation is nestled along the shores. Dock your boat in Clarksville On The Lake.

    • Pet Friendly
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  • Kinderton Country Club

    799 Kinderton Road
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • 434-374-8822
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    Designed by famed golf architect Donald Ross in 1947 in collaboration with Dick Wilson.This beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, this most challenging course was featured in the Virginia Golf and Triad Golf Magazines, and ranks first in a poll taken among the golfers in Southside Virginia. Kinderton offers the visiting golfer hassle-free and quick access for an exceptional round of golf. With an average temperature of 65 degrees, Kinderton is ideal for year-round golf outings. Particularly challenging is Number 6–393 yards par 4. “The Monster” appropriately called by everyone who plays it. One of the toughest par fours in the state. Kinderton also offers a swimming pool, tennis courts, club facilities, and a bed & breakfast. Pro shop sells food & beverages, golf supplies, and locker rooms. Clarksville is located on the famous Buggs Island Lake/John H. Kerr Reservoir, the largest man-made lake in Virginia.

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  • Lake Gaston

    Lake Gaston

    VA
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    Lake Gaston is a vacation home dream! Located on the border of Virginia and North Carolina, Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres with 350 miles of shoreline.

    Lake Gaston has long been popular for fishing and other water recreation including activities such as boating, swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding. In Virginia, visitors can gain access to the lake at Holly Grove Marina and at the public DGIF boat launch near Tanglewood Shores Country Club.

    Boat and kayak rentals are available at Holly Grove Marina, and lakefront camping is available at Lake Gaston Americamps. The Rosemont Winery is nearby, and is open year-round for tastings and events.

    • Pet Friendly
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  • Lake Gordon

    Lake Gordon

    600 Union Level Road
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 866-721-6911
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    The hidden gem fishing lake in Mecklenburg County! Less known than nearby Kerr and Gaston lakes, Lake Gordon is a serene and quiet spot located just off of Hwy 58, a few miles west of downtown South Hill.

    This 157-acre Department lake in Mecklenburg County has a very good largemouth bass population. Recent sampling showed many bass over 15 inches, with a fair number of bass over 20 inches.

    Lake Gordon also has good redear sunfish populations, fair crappie and chain pickerel populations, and is a very good channel catfish lake. Channel catfish are stocked in alternating years.

    * Please note that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will require an Access Permit for visitors to department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes effective January 1, 2012, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration.

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  • Liberty Hill Public Beach

    4000 Buggs Island Road
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 434-738-6101
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    The Liberty Hill Public Beach offers a wide expanse of white sand beach, light shade from waterfront trees, and ample parking.

    This is also a great spot to view the John H. Kerr dam , as well as the main body of Kerr Lake (the largest lake in Virginia). This FREE beach is also a great spot to sit and watch the sun rise or set over the lake, or to view the abundant osprey, bald eagles, and other birds of the area. This beach, like nearly all 800+ miles of shoreline around Kerr Lake, is owned and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Liberty Hill Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.596005214 Longitude: -78.292274495
    VA
    • 434-738-6101
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    265 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 3.4 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Lower Butcher Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.629516276 Longitude: -78.459911841
    • 434-738-6101
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    285 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 1.1 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Merifield Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.589894745 Longitude: -78.525850067
    • 434-738-6101
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    615 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 2.6 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Oakleaf Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.6144607561 Longitude: -78.455331245
    • 434-738-6101
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    400 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 2.4 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Occoneechee State Park

    Occoneechee State Park

    1192 Occoneechee Park Road
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • 434-274-2210
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    Occoneechee State Park is along the 50,000-acre Buggs Island Lake. Explore the park’s 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline. Occoneechee is ideal for those who enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, horseback riding and boating. There are 89 campsites, 11 cabins, picnic areas, an amphitheater, wildlife areas, hiking trails and boat launches. Pontoon and fishing boats may be rented. Visit Occoneechee’s visitor center and Native American Museum to learn about the area’s Native Americans.

    8:00AM-Dusk
    $3.00
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Old Soudan Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.567066629 Longitude: -78.517278760
    VA
    • 434-738-6101
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    228 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 1.2 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Parker Park

    1598 Halifax Street
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-447-3191
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    Parker Park is a newly established park that features four softball fields as well as basketball courts. This is the site for the Picnic in the Park held each July

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  • Rick Morris Fishing Guide Tours

    465 Longwood Drive
    Bracey, VA 23919
    • 804-868-0014
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    I provide guided fishing excursions, full or half day, on Lake Gaston or Kerr (aka Buggs Island) Lake (I can travel further if needed – please see my website for more info).

    I really enjoy working with experienced anglers, but don’t worry if you’re new to fishing – I love working with beginners and showing them the joy of a good day fishing!

    As a professional angler competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, I have learned many proven tournament techniques for locating and catching bass. If you are an experienced angler, we can work on improving your skills. If you are a beginner, then I can give you the skills you will need to enjoy this great sport.

    What I provide: I can provide my clients with high quality gear, but I actually encourage you to bring your own rods, this way you are not uncomfortable with strange equipment. I will also have the necessary safety equipment on board, including life vests.

    By Reservation
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Robert Munford Hiking Trail

    1999 Greenwood Road
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 434-738-6101
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    This moderate to advanced trail is 7 miles long one-way, and offers various terrain and beautiful lakeside views of Kerr Lake. Two trailheads exist, the one on Greenwood Rd offers a short hike to the Robert Munford Grave historic site.

    Robert Munford was an influential land-owner in Mecklenburg County in the late 1700’s, and while very politically active, is best known for penning what are accepted to be the first two comedic plays written in the New World.

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  • Rudd’s Creek Marina

    1002 Rochichi Drive
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 434-738-6500
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    Welcome to Rudd’s Creek Marina! Located on Buggs Island (Kerr) Lake in Boydton, VA, Rudd’s Creek Marina offers wet slip and covered shed boat storage as well as a gas dock, marine and convenience store.

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    • Pet Friendly
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  • Rudd’s Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.646424240 Longitude: -78.457483900
    VA
    • 434-738-6101
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    205 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 0.8 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Steel Bridge

    Latitude: -36.672607287 Longitude: -78.455261580
    VA
    • 434-367-1000
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    Located off of US Rte. 1, Steel Bridge features year-round fishing opportunities on the lower end of the John H. Kerr Dam. Free Parking and a Handicap Accessible Canoe/Kayak Launch

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    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Tailrace Park

    Latitude: 36.6022525 Longitude: -78.30936
    VA
    • 434-738-6143
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    Tailrace Park sits just below John H. Kerr (Buggs Island) Dam and Reservoir. This area is an excellent vantage point to explore the outlet for the reservoir and the resultant stream of the Roanoke River leading to Lake Gaston. The turbulent waters immediately below the dam attract dozens of double-crested cormorants to feast on the abundance of fish in the area. These are often joined by a crowd of great blue herons, equally eager to feast on the river’s bounty. This area attracts even more excitement in the winter, when innumerable ring-billed gulls congregate and occasionally bring herring, Bonaparte’s, or even more uncommon gulls in the flock. The cormorants are often joined by common mergansers that enjoy the deep, clear waters of the reservoir. Perhaps what Tailrace Park is best known for however, are its eagles. At times during the winter months, scenes of Tailrace Park include over a dozen bald eagles, a scene reminiscent more of Alaska than Virginia. Bald eagles can be found year-round although the large numbers are present only in the winter. These treasures join the numerous ospreys gliding overhead amongst the more common turkey vultures.

    Check the pinewoods in the park for pine warblers and potentially three species of nuthatch at different times of the year. When visiting Tailrace Park, be sure to check the fence and power lines along SR 4/Buggs Island Road for loggerhead shrikes which are regularly seen in the area. The banks of the river are thick in passion flower and honeysuckle vines that host hackberry emperors, viceroys, clouded sulphurs and other butterflies. Dragonflies to keep an eye out for include common whitetail and a host of clubtails and cruisers on the river.

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  • Tobacco Heritage Trail

    Tobacco Heritage Trail

    VA
    • 434-447-7101
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    The Tobacco Heritage Trail is a system of long-distance recreational, multiuse, non-motorized trails.. The off-road trail, which primarily utilizes abandoned railroad corridors, will be limited to non-motorized traffic (not including handicap equipment) and will be for multiple user groups, pedestrians, hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Sections open are in Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Halifax, and Lunenberg counties!

    • Pet Friendly
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  • Topwater Guide Service

    102 Staunton Terrace
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • 804-374-8914
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    Offers fishing & boat tours on John H. Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island Lake and Lake Gaston. Striper, Bass, Catfish, & Crappie fishing. Call Lynn Harvell to reserve an exciting fishing trip All Day Fishing – 8 hours
    Half Day Fishing – 4 1/2 hours
    Night Catfish Trips, 8:00 pm to 7:00 am
    Kerr Lake Boat Tours – 2 1/2 hours

    *Reservation Deposit Required*

    By Reservation
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Veteran’s War Memorial

    200 East Main Street
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-447-4547
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    During your visit please be sure to check out the Veteran’s War Memorial. A visually striking memorial that provides a stirring tribute to those who have given so much so that we Americans can live free. 

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    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Wall Branch Wildlife Management Area

    Latitude: -36.672607287 Longitude: -78.455261580
    VA
    • 434-738-6101
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    210 acres of beautiful, free access wilderness area with several miles of hardened surface trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Excellent birding and wildlife viewing. 2.1 miles of trails.

    Lakefront views are abundant, and rare elevated hills offer great views of Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia.

    PLEASE NOTE: trails are clear but unmarked – please take a GPS device or map with you.

    Open to hunting in-season.

    Open to all other activities year-round.

    Limited free parking available.

    8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • White Oaks Preserve

    18014 Highway 49 North
    Skipwith, VA 23968
    • 434-374-2025
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    White Oaks was founded with the goal of providing the highest quality outdoor experiences in a setting that welcomes families and children.Six hundred gently rolling acres, mature oak and hickory woodland, gracious comfortable lodging, great food and the best hospitality you will find anywhere combine to give you quality and tradition without attitude. An emphasis on customer service and satisfaction you thought was completely out of style these days assures that you will have a great experience..
    You always get the best of everything at White Oaks, because we have only one party using the preserve at any time. We think that this is the best way to insure that your stay here will be all you expect it to be. For corporate retreats, family reunions, family vacations, or simply a couple of days away with the pals, when you visit you and your group will have exclusive use of all facilities.Affordable, private, hunting vacations. A public facility, White Oaks hosts only one group at a time, giving them the full attention of the staff and uninterrupted use of all facilities. Own a 600 acre preserve for the vacation of a lifetime. When you are at White Oaks, it is your personal hunting and shooting sports playground. Hunt birds that flush and fly strong in great habitat. From singles rising from sparse field cover, to large coveys in wooded areas, we can taylor the hunt to the skill and physical condition of the hunter. Expect to see at least 20 birds rise on a one man half day hunt. Bring a friend and together you will see 55 – 60 birds take flight in a full day of hunting. We will clean your birds at no charge, and vacuum pack and freeze them if you like.You always get the best guide, the best fields, and the best dogs. Why? Because we will have only one group using the preserve at any time. We think that this is the best way to insure that your hunt here will be the very best preserve experience you’ll ever had.

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  • Whittle’s Mill/Max B. Crowder Memorial Park

    1793 Bridge Road
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-447-3191
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    The beautiful old mill site on the Meherrin River has been Southside Virginia’s unofficial park for generations – and long South Hill’s best-kept secret. Recent restoration of the site and the publication of the Whittle’s Mill book have greatly heightened interest in the Meherrin River, the legacy of the Whittle family and the secrets of the old mill. Primitive tent camping available after dusk to those who complete a reservation form at the South Hill Town Hall ($5.00 per night fee)

    The ruins of at least 35 water mills are hidden along the river and creeks that empty into the Meherrin. Several were built before the American Revolution, and all predate the Civil War. Whittles Mill is the oldest and best known of the old mills along the Meherrin River.

    Here you’ll get a glimpse of the natural and cultural significance of Whittle’s Mill – a remarkable American story whose roots all converge at the old mill on the Meherrin River.

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