Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area

Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area is a 5,217-acre (21.11 km2) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Charles City County, Virginia. It is the only WMA located in the coastal plain of tidewater Virginia consisting primarily of forested uplands with a lesser amount of wetland habitat. The area's namesake is the Chickahominy River, a tidal river which forms its eastern boundary. Morris Creek flows through the property, forming its southern boundary; other smaller creeks and marshes are also present. The forests mainly consist of mixed hardwoods and pines. The preserve is nearly level, with elevations ranging from 25 to 50 feet (7.6 to 15.2 m) above sea level.[2]

Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Location within Virginia
LocationCharles City County, Virginia
Coordinates37°19′08″N 76°54′45″W[1]
Area5,217 acres (21.11 km2)
Governing bodyVirginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Chickahominy WMA is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, and primitive camping. A shooting range for sighting-in firearms is available, in addition to a boat launch on Morris Creek which provides access to both the Chickahominy and James rivers.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, a current Virginia boat registration, or a WMA access permit.[3]

See also


  1. "Chickahominy". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. "Chickahominy". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

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