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Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering a lottery hunt for white-tailed deer at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve. Each selected hunter will be assigned two consecutive hunting dates. All dates are either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday. Muzzleloader ONLY hunts for 2014 are November 3-4, 6-7, 10-11 and 13-14. Shotgun or muzzleloader hunts are November 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, December 1-2, 4-5, 8-9, 11-12, 15-16 and 18-19. All hunts from November 1 through December 7 are Antlered deer only. All hunts from December 8 through December 19 are either sex deer hunting days. Click here for the application form in PDF

This 298-acre preserve contains outstanding Chesapeake Bay beach, dune, and maritime forest communities, migratory songbird habitat, and an exemplary population of northeastern beach tiger beetles.

There is a parking lot at the entrance to the preserve and 3 marked hiking trails with interpretive signage.

A preserve guide factsheet and map are available to assist in planning your visit. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view and or print this factsheet.

Also, part or all of the preserve may be periodically closed for resource protection or resource management activities. Please call before visiting during deer season.

From the north end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, follow US 13 north. Take Business Route 13 into Eastville. Turn left onto Savage Neck Drive (VA 634). Follow Savage Neck Drive about 2 miles and bear left to stay on Savage Neck Drive. Continue another 1.5 miles. The preserve parking area is on the right.

298 acres
Dot Field, Eastern Shore Region Steward
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Melfa, VA