R. Garland Dodd Park at Point Of Rocks
- 201 Enon Church Rd Chester, VA 23834
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Three miles of trails providing access to several habitats, including eastern deciduous forest, the banks of the Appomattox River and tidal freshwater marsh. The trails through the forest offer viewing access for a variety of typical eastern birds. As the forest trails yield to the fresh waters of Ashton Creek Marsh, the trial continues as a floating boardwalk, providing an excellent place to study a number of wetland birds and dragonflies. Watch the marsh for wetland songbirds such as swamp sparrows and common yellowthroat in addition to the waders and bald eagles. The Park also includes picnic shelters, play equipment, tennis and basketball courts and fields for football, soccer and baseball. The area also has historical significance, as the land was the southern end of the Union position during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Remnants of Union earthworks can be seen along the park road and trails.