Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area

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Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area
Map of Virginia
Location Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia
Nearest city Sumerduck, Virginia
Coordinates 38°27′12″N 77°44′54″W / 38.4532°N 77.7484°W / 38.4532; -77.7484Coordinates: 38°27′12″N 77°44′54″W / 38.4532°N 77.7484°W / 38.4532; -77.7484
Area 4,539 acres (1,837 ha)
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=17

Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Over 1000 of its 4,539 acres (18.37 km2) are open, having in the past been used for agriculture; additional open areas may be found within the forests on the property. Most of the terrain is rolling, low, and shallow; the steepest land can be seen near the Rappahannock River, now forming a large part of the property's western border. A number of small streams cross the land, and a 3-acre (12,000 m2) pond is located near its center. The forests on the property contain both pine and hardwood.

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