Guided Trip Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve

Join us for an interpretive trip at the Virginia State Department of Natural Resources
Crow's Nest Cover Natural Area Preserve. Established in 2008, this 2872 acre parcel is home to nesting bald eagles and 60 species of song migratory song birds. Learn about wetlands ecology, plants, animals, fossils and history of our great region with Hal Wiggins! Hal is a wetlands ecologist, environmental scientist and artist who worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for 24 years.

Paddling groups are kept small to reduce our impact on this wonderful area. This is a flat water trip. Paddlers need to be prepared to spend three hours paddling with many breaks for discussion and enjoying the sites.We provide the boats, paddles and life jackets, please bring the following items to make your trip more enjoyable:

Water Shoes (warn throughout the day)
Nylon Jacket
Dry Change of Clothes
Insect Repellent
Water (at least 1 Liter, no glass bottles)
Snacks for the day

We run the trip on Saturdays and Sundays Spring, Summer, and Fall.  You must register in advance. Meet at the VOC 7:30 A.M and return at 3:00 P.M. Previous paddling experience is helpful but not required. Come experience memorable adventures on Accokeek and Potomac Creeks!