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Crows Nest Natural Area

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Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve is a large wilderness area located on the southern border of Stafford County, Virginia, United States, between Potomac Creek and Accokeek Creek. The greater portion of the Crow's Nest Peninsula is approximately 3,800 acres and lies within the coastal plain of Virginia. The protection of Crow's Nest became a reality in 2008 with the first acquisition of 1,762 acres. In 2009, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and Stafford County added 1,110 acres. The preserve supports 895 acres of tidal and non-tidal wetlands. The wetlands on the Crow's Nest peninsula account for 23 miles of stream, riparian and wetland buffer and 2,310 acres of mature hardwood forest including two forest types that are recognized.

Crow's Nest has a canoe or kayak launching area that is suitable for hand launching. The parking area for the canoe launch can hold 14 vehicles and provides access to the Crow's Nest Water Trail through the wetlands of the preserve.

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Virginia Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Stafford VA 22555