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Recreational Considerations

The recreational opportunities at Bluff Point are considerable although undeveloped, and it all starts with the Chesapeake Bay. The conservation easement allows for a total of three docks or piers to be constructed on Barnes, Jarvis, and Oyster Creeks, providing immediate deep-water access to the Bay. Family time on the water in the summer, casting for striped bass in the fall, and duck hunting the marsh in the winter can all be pursued directly from the property. 


The property has a very functional interior road system, yet beyond that, its future will be determined by the next owner. The hunting opportunities are substantial, and future timber management could be coordinated to benefit wildlife habitat and the property’s conservation values. The whitetail deer and wild turkey populations on the Northern Neck are healthy and robust as are the waterfowl populations. The Chesapeake Bay lies in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway and has a storied hunting tradition. The creeks and marsh provide excellent habitat, and strategic construction of shallow water impoundments could further enhance a waterfowl program. 


The seven miles of frontage on the Bay and creeks provide a scenic backdrop for trails and ample opportunities to create a trail network for hiking, running, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The non-sporting wildlife populations are significant and varied and contribute to the number one recreational opportunity at Bluff Point – being in nature.