Wayside Park

Important Notices

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Description

NOTICE: Due to construction along the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (Route 301) this site is temporarily closed to the public. Check back for updates as to when the site is reopened and once again welcoming visitors.

This small park, also known as Dahlgren Wayside Park, with its mowed field and picnic tables, offers a spectacular view of the expansive Potomac River. From the park’s sandy beach, visitors can expect to see osprey, terns, wintering waterfowl, and wading birds feeding in the rich river habitat. Other park wildlife includes songbirds and butterflies.

Directions

Physical Address: 3435 Roseland Road, King George, VA 22485

From I-95 in Richmond/Ashland, continue north. Take exit 104 for SR 207 toward US 301/Carmel Church/Bowling Green. Keep right and follow signs for Bowling Green/Fort AP Hill. Merge onto SR 207 E and continue onto SR 207 Bypass after 9.7 miles. In 1.4 miles, continue onto US 301 N for 29.9 miles. Turn left onto SR 652/Roseland Rd just before the bridge into Maryland and find the park to the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 540-775-4386, tsmith@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Wayside Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Mourning Dove
  • Laughing Gull
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Carolina Wren
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Blue Grosbeak

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Picnic