R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks Professional Review and Guide
"This short, well-trod loop passes diverse terrain: hillsides forested in mature hardwoods, the cattail-and-cordgrass marsh along Ashton Creek, and the wide Appomattox River on its way to meet the James. Located near Hopewell, the park is as convenient to Petersburg as to Richmond’s Southside.
More than a quarter-century old, the trail system at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks (formerly just Point of Rocks Park) bears the signs of wear and tear. At least one wooden footbridge is dated 1980, the year the park opened, as are a few of the many, many carvings in beech trees along the trail. These names, initials, and professions of love suggest a popular weekending spot."