Powhatan Wildlife Management Area

Powhatan County, Virginia 23232

Powhatan Wildlife Management Area

Powhatan Wildlife Management Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As Richmond’s bedroom communities sprawl southward, rural Powhatan County seems closer and closer to home. Just west of its namesake county seat, Powhatan Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers more than a dozen trail miles.

This route takes in most of them, passing through low-lying wetlands, hillside hardwood forest, and fields buffered by hedgerows. As you would expect, your prospects for spotting wildlife are good, but you’ll also see rusting machinery and an old cemetery, reminders of the area’s past as timberland and farmland."

Powhatan Wildlife Management Area Trip Reports

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The entire nature preserve is closed to the public due to a weak dam crossing. Contact the Nature Conservancy at 434-295-6106 before going. A sign at the trail head says to call 434-951-0579 for information. I am giving it 5 stars for the fact that it is protecting habitat for birds and a rare plant. It's probably best that people are not allowed in there, anyway.

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Trail Information

Powhatan County
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Check with VdGif to determine annual hunting seasons (call [804] 370-1000 or visit www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting).
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