Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield, VA
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: 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.
Location / Directions: From I-95 north or south, use Exit 61A East on Rt. 10 (Iron Bridge Road) to first stoplight at Rt. 732 (Old Stage Road). North on Rt. 732 to Rt. 615 (Coxendale Road) Right on Rt. 615 to Henricus Road. Follow for two miles to Dutch Gap Conservation Area/Henricus Historical Park.
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Physical Address: Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Coxendale Road
Chesterfield, VA
Mailing Address: Dutch Gap Conservation Area
PO Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: (804) 748-1623
Activities: Visit the "Citie of Henricus" at Dutch Gap, the site of an early 17th century English settlement. Dutch Gap also has access to the James River, nature trails and several diverse habitats for bird-watching.

Biking Birding and Wildlife Viewing Boat Access Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Picnicking Canoeing / Kayaking

Operating Hours: Dutch Gap Conservation Area: Open daily during daylight hours.
Fees: There is no fee for the park.
Visitor Facilities: Visitor center, hiking and biking trails, fishing piers and replica of historic town of Henricus.
Accessibility: Some trails wheelchair accessible

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