Robious Landing Park

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWTBefore heading out to visit a site on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail, be sure to check if that site has any COVID-19 policies or closures in place. This information is typically posted on a site's own website.

Description

The park lies within the floodplain of the James River and offers 3.4 miles of hiking trails and a ramp for launching canoes and kayaks on the James River. Sycamore, green ash, boxelder (a type of maple), and river birch trees dominate the canopy along the river bank. Understory trees include paw-paw and spicebush. Along the riverbanks, visitors can expect to view osprey, bald eagles, red-shouldered hawk, great blue herons, white-eyed vireos, and kingfishers. In the forest, visitors can view nesting woodland songbirds such as flycatchers, warblers, and vireos. Red-headed woodpeckers and barred owls can be seen and heard in the swamp along the western border. The park’s more open habitats allow for good viewing of open grassland birds like the eastern bluebird and American robin. Fish along this section of the James River include smallmouth bass, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish, and gar.

Directions

Physical Address: 3800 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113

From the Previous Site on the Henrico Loop of VBWT:

From Deep Run Park, exit the park and turn right onto Ridgefield Parkway. Turn left onto Pump Rd. Turn right onto VA-6/ Patterson Ave and continue 3.3 miles. Take the VA-288 S ramp to Midlothian/ Chesterfield/ US-60. Merge onto VA-288 and continue 2.8 miles. Take the exit for Huguenot Trail/ VA-711 toward Robious Rd. Turn left onto VA-711/ Huguenot Trail (signs for Robious Rd.) and continue 2.5 miles. Turn left onto James River Rd and follow it for about a mile to Robious Landing Park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 804-758-1623, parksrec@chesterfield.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, 8am- dusk, Free.

Birds Recently Seen at Robious Landing Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Blue Jay
  • Carolina Chickadee

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch