Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve

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Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve
Location King George County, Virginia
Coordinates 38°21′28″N 77°07′26″W / 38.3577°N 77.124°W / 38.3577; -77.124Coordinates: 38°21′28″N 77°07′26″W / 38.3577°N 77.124°W / 38.3577; -77.124
Area 1,108 acres (4.48 km2)
Established 2001 (2001)[1]
Owner Private

Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve is a 1,108-acre (4.48 km2) Natural Area Preserve located in King George County, Virginia. The preserve is situated east of Caledon State Park, and borders the Potomac River to which the preserve's namesake, Chotank Creek, is tributary. It is part of the larger Cedar Grove farm, which is protected by a conservation easement.[2] The preserve was dedicated in 2001 through an agreement with the property's private landowner.[1]

Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve protects a variety of habitats and natural communities, including upland hardwood forests, marshlands, swamp forests, and brackish scrub. Large gatherings of bald eagles have been observed to congregate on the Potomac near the preserve, and several nests have been found on the property.[1][2]

The preserve is privately owned, and public access is not permitted.[2] The site is managed with guidance from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "1,400 Acres Along Potomac Preserved (VA)". The Trust for Public Land. August 3, 2001. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 

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