Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area

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Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Formerly the Elm Hill Wildlife Management Area, it sits on the north side of the Roanoke River just below the John H. Kerr Dam. The terrain is gently rolling and fairly low, between 200 and 300 feet (91 m) above sea level. Much of the land was once used to support the farming of cattle, and some evidence of this remains. The area's 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) are primarily open, maintained as fields or modified for the benefit of local wildlife, as were local farming techniques. Close to 300 acres (1.2 km2) of broad flood plain has been preserved along the river and along Allen Creek, which forms the area's eastern boundary before joining the Roanoke River. Around 165 acres (0.67 km2) of land are managed for waterfowl.