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Bounded by the James and Appomattox rivers with 3,000-acre Lake Chesdin on its southern border and Swift Creek in the western section, Chesterfield is an ideal location for fishing and water sports. The Dutch Gap Conservation Area, believed to be the only such site operated by a county government in the country, offers a bounty of birds, fish and waterfowl, as well as raccoon, muskrat, groundhog and deer. It is home to a rare blue heron rookery, bald eagles and songbirds such as the yellow-throated warbler. You'll also find Pocahontas State Park, named after the famous Indian Princess, where families are welcome to picnic, bike and hike, camp and swim.
Here, there's an abundance of historical landmarks and sites, including the 1611 Citie of Henricus, Magnolia Grange, the Courthouse Complex and Castlewood. Civil War sites include Drewry's Bluff, Howlett Line Park, Parker's Battery, Fort Darling Battlefield Park, Bermuda Hundred and more.
Chesterfield County is located just one hour from Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement; Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach and the Blue Ridge Parkway are just two hours away; and Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens theme parks are both less than an hour away.