Dutch Gap Conservation Area

Dutch Gap Conservation Area

Dutch Gap Conservation Area surrounds the location of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in Virginia. It consists of 810 acres of woodlands, wildlife and waterways along the James River, a major Chesapeake Bay tributary. Dutch Gap is home to a blue heron rookery, beavers, muskrats and other wildlife of a freshwater marsh. A freshwater tidal lagoon is a favorite spot for anglers in search of bass. Eagles and other rare birds and a myriad of fish and wildlife can be viewed.

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Last updated: July 24, 2019
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