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The Lone Star Lakes site is situated along the Nansemond River, Cedar Creek, and Chuckatuck Creek, tributaries to the lower James River. The site offers miles of access for hikers, bicyclists, and boaters. Approximately 4 miles of gravel roads are suitable for walking or biking and there are 7 miles of multi-use nature trails.
Habitats in the park include saltwater and freshwater wetlands, mixed deciduous forests, lakes, and agricultural fields. Breeding woodland birds are plentiful as are great blue herons. In winter months, numerous species of wintering waterfowl may be seen, including lesser scaup, hooded merganser, and canvasback. During summer, weedy fields and forest edge present a multitude of butterflies. The park has also planted longleaf pines with the hopes of attracting red-cockaded woodpeckers in the future as the trees mature.
Physical Address: 401 Kings Highway, Suffolk, VA 23432
From the Previous Site on the Suffolk Loop of the VBWT:
From Sleepy Hole Park, return to the intersection of Rt. 627/Bennett’s Pasture Road and US Hwy 17. Turn left onto US Hwy 17 and travel north 2.4 miles to Rt. 628/Crittenden Road. Turn left onto Rt. 628/Crittenden Road and continue 5.3 miles to SR 125/King’s Hwy. Turn right onto SR 125/Kings Hwy. Before you get to SR 32, turn left into the Lone Star Lakes’ entrance, just before Bob House Parkway to the right.
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Birds Recently Seen at Lone Star Lakes (as reported to eBird)
- Canada Goose
- Wood Duck
- Pied-billed Grebe
- Mourning Dove
- Greater Yellowlegs
- Ring-billed Gull
- Double-crested Cormorant
- Brown Pelican
- Great Blue Heron
Seasonal Bird Observations
- Bike Trails
- Environmental Study Area
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch
- Observation Platform
- Boat Ramp