Battle of Dam No 1 at Newport News Park

Newport News, Virginia 23608

Battle of Dam No 1 at Newport News Park

Battle of Dam No. 1 at Newport News Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This scenic hike takes place at one of Virginia’s most attractive and well maintained urban preserves: Newport News Park. Within this large multipurpose getaway is the site of the Battle of Dam No. 1.

Cross a wooden bridge above the site of Dam No. 1, then walk a combination nature/historic trail that explores the history of the area. Stop by a lake overlook, cross a marsh boardwalk, and travel through scenic rolling terrain along miles of earthen fortifications, some of the best preserved in the state."

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Trail Information

Newport News
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2-2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23603; (757) 886-7912; nnparks.com
Local Contacts
Newport News Park; USGS Yorktown
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018