The Falls

Important Notices

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Description

Nottoway Falls Park, also known simply as “The Falls,” is one of Lunenburg County’s most scenic spots. This area has many rock formations and natural waterfalls with rushing water and large rocky pools. Lucky visitors may even spot a river otter along the stream.

Just before crossing the Nottoway River on SR 49, a pull off to the left leads visitors to a wonderful wetland which supports a variety of wildlife any time of year. The open water in this area is most attractive to waterfowl. Pied-billed grebes can be found from time to time, as can wood ducks. Winter brings in more waterfowl when gadwall, American widgeon, northern shoveler and northern pintail join the more frequent mallards. In summer, great blue and green herons can be seen stalking these banks for their next meal, while slaty and widow skimmers cruise the shoreline.

The woods that line the shoreline host summer tanagers and white-eyed vireos in the summer months amongst the more regular residents, including red-bellied and downy woodpeckers. Migration could bring any number of surprises, especially after a heavy rain forces flying birds into the treetops.

Directions

Physical Address:  5036 Falls Road, Victoria, VA 23974 –  follow signs for The Falls Boat Ramp, which is on Marshall Town Road.

From Keysville, travel east on VA-40 E/ Lunenburg County Rd for 13.9 miles. Turn left onto VA-40 E/ VA-49 N and travel 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Main St, then continue as it curves and becomes Nottoway Blvd and travel 5.6 miles to Marshall Town Rd. Turn left onto Marshall Town Road, following it towards The Falls Boat Ramp.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Town of Victoria: 434-696-2343, info@victoriava.net
  • Website
  • Access: Free, open daily sunrise to sunset.

Birds Recently Seen at The Falls (as reported to eBird)

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp