Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve7 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 81, Raven Rd, Stafford, VA 22554, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8047867951
- Tags: Family And Kids, Nature
If you are a nature-lover and excited with the idea of spending some time in the lap of nature with numerous possibilities for hiking, canoeing and photography, you should head to Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve. This preserve has more than 750 acres of wetlands, 2200 acres of hardwood forest, and more than 20 miles of stream and wetland buffer. With plenty of hiking trails, encompassing ridges above Potomac and Accokeek creeks; it attracts a lot of trekkers. It is also famous for being home to nesting bald eagles. The preserve is open to public from 8 am to 8 pm from March to October; and from 8 am to 5:30 pm from November to March.
How to Reach Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve
- Rented car/ taxi
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve Reviews & Ratings
A wonderfully maintained nature area in the heart of Stafford, Virginia. There is a small parking area that has designated handicap spots and which leads to hiking trails and the walkway to the water. Trails are reasonably accessible and offer different views of the nature area. The walkway takes you to the water's edge and provides a panoramic view of the tidal area. Catch glimpses of migratory birds, native flora and fauna, as well as different animals that frequent the area. There is a canoe and kayak launch point at the end of the walkway, but bear in mind the tidal changes that can make navigating the waterway challenging at low tide (you can get stuck at low tide and as the tide is coming in the current can be strong). The walkway is handicap accessible. There are no restroom facilities. Be sure to check the weather as the area is subject to flooding during periods of heavy rain.
The scenic views and beautiful trails make this a great hiking spot for a fun afternoon
Gorgeous scenery. Relaxing place to go boating or take the kayak out for the day. There is a kayak launch at the end of the dock which makes it easy to get the kayak in and out of the water.
Awesome hiking here. Limited bathroom opps. No fishing from the boat launch & didn't see anywhere to fish from the bank. Nice kayaking experience, entirely too crowded, tho
Great place to fish. Good ways from parking lot to the launch ramp. Need a kayak cart.