Northwest River Park

Important Notices

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Description

Wildlife watching opportunities abound at this 763-acre park, but the Deer Island Trail is of particular interest to birders. Forests interspersed with wetlands offer a variety of woodlands and swamp associated birds, including prothonotary warblers. The park’s aquatic habitats, such as riverside wetlands, swampy ponds, and open lake edges along Northwest River Park Lake, attract an array of reptiles and amphibians for the curious visitor to discover.

Directions

Address: 1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

From Norfolk, take I-464 S. At its end, stay left and take Rt. 168 south. Take exit 8B, Hillcrest Pkwy East (last exit before toll). Turn right onto Battlefield Blvd and then left on Indian Creek Rd. Park is approx. 4 miles on right.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 757-421-7151, ContactPRT@cityofchesapeake.net
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Northwest River Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Mourning Dove
  • Laughing Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Tree Swallow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Camping
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Food
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Lookout Tower
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Boat Ramp