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Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

There is an opportunity to hunt WATERFOWL at Dameron Marsh and Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserves in Northumberland County, Virginia. Half-day hunting will be available each MONDAY during the last segments of the general duck season. 2014-15 Hunt Dates: November 17, 24; December 22, 29; January 5, 12, 19. The application deadline is October 3, 2014. Click here for the application form in PDF

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve contains several excellent examples of tidal and non-tidal wetlands, as well as exemplary undeveloped beaches, dunes, and upland forests. The preserve supports the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle and other rare invertebrates. Hughlett Point is an important wintering area for migrating waterfowl and songbirds, and provides habitat for bald eagles, osprey and northern harriers.

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve is open to the public. Facilities include parking, trails, a woodland boardwalk, wildlife viewing platforms, and interpretive signs.

A preserve guide factsheet and map are available to assist in planning your visit.

Seasonal beach closures at Hughlett Point and Dameron Marsh natural area preserves

Hughlett Point and Dameron Marsh natural area preserves contain some of the most significant Chesapeake Bay wetlands for marsh birds, and also support pristine sandy shorelines that provide habitat for the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle and nesting sites for rare shore birds. To protect these species and their significant habitats, designated sections of preserve shorelines may be closed during specific periods of the year to both land (walking) and water (boat landing) access. Thank you for your help in conserving some of Virginia's rarest wildlife by observing the posted seasonal closings of designated shorelines at these two Northern Neck preserves.

From Kilmarnock, go north on VA 200 towards Burgess. Turn right onto VA 606. Turn right at the Shiloh schoolhouse onto VA 605. Follow VA 605 to the preserve.

Hughlett Point Volunteers, click here for Volunteer Info.

204 acres
Rebecca Wilson, Chesapeake Bay Region Steward,
Department of Conservation and Recreation,
Division of Natural Heritage
Richmond, VA
(804) 225-2303.