Cavalier Wildlife Management Area

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Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Map of Virginia
Location Chesapeake, Virginia
Coordinates 36°34′20″N 76°19′22″W / 36.5723°N 76.3228°W / 36.5723; -76.3228Coordinates: 36°34′20″N 76°19′22″W / 36.5723°N 76.3228°W / 36.5723; -76.3228
Area 4,550 acres (1,840 ha)
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=35

Cavalier Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Chesapeake, Virginia. It preserves habitat for a number of species, including black bear, canebrake rattlesnakes, white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkeys, and many varieties of songbirds. Much of the area is cutover forestland, with many acres of young planted pine. The 3,800-acre (15 km2) main tract is located about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; it was once a part of the swamp but was drained more than 200 years ago. A smaller, 750-acre (3.0 km2) tract lies about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the main area of land.

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