North Landing River Natural Area

This is Virginia's largest natural area preserve. It is almost entirely comprised of wetland communities, five of which are rare in Virginia.  This unique wetland community and the forested swamps and freshwater tidal marshes of the lower North Landing River support at least 11 rare species of plants and animals. The area also provides important habitat for breeding and wintering waterfowl.
The preserve is open year-round; facilities include parking, a boardwalk trail to the Alton's Creek canoe launch, a canoe trail with interpretive guide and map, wildlife viewing platform, and interpretive signs. The North Landing River provides excellent canoeing opportunities and breath-taking scenery. Please call before visiting.
For additional information or to arrange a visit, contact SE Regional Steward, DCR, Division of Natural Heritage.