An information kiosk welcomes visitors at 4550 Flowerdew Hundred Road and serves as the trail head. Visitors can walk the trail which follows Powell Creek for a half mile and then extends across an earthen dike to a small forested island surrounded by freshwater marsh. The total length of the trail is approximately 1.5 miles. For a map of the trail see maps and resources section.
The 1 ½ mile long trail extends from the newly constructed parking area (located at 4550 Flowerdew Hundred Road, North Prince George, VA) along a meandering path next to Powell Creek. The trail is dotted with informational and interpretive signs, observation platforms, and a canoe/kayak launch. Part of the path extends over an earthen dike to a small island surrounded by wetlands.
The Powell Creek Nature Trail is designed to promote the physical and mental benefits that are associated with outdoor activities. This pedestrian trail offers a tranquil setting for a leisurely stroll and see native plants and wildlife in their natural environment.
If you plan to visit, please note the following:
In an effort to maintain the natural resources within the refuge, pets, bikes, and other uses that can adversely impact plants and animals are prohibited.
The public is welcome to walk the trail between sunrise and sunset throughout the year.
Parking is self-limiting, so if the lot is full, please come back at another time to avoid overcrowding.