Belle Isle State Parkis located in Lancaster County, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River. It sits between Deep Creek and Morattico Creek and is currently under public ownership. The park has an area of 892 acres and has facilities for camping, fishing, boating and picnics.

The park is a peninsula surrounded by Tidewatercoastal marshes. Wildlife observed includes blue herons, osprey, hawks, bald eagles, white-tailed deer and various reptiles and amphibians. It is near the unincorporated towns of LitwaltonMorattico and Somers.

With 733 acres, 7 miles of shoreline on the Northern Neck’s Rappahannock River, and access to Mulberry and Deep creeks, Belle Isle lets visitors explore a wide variety of tidal wetlands interspersed with agricultural fields and upland forests. Belle Isle has three picnic shelters, hiking, biking and bridle trails, motor boat and car-top launch and overnight lodging at the Bel Air Mansion and the Bel Air Guest House. The park also offers bicycle, canoe and motorboat rentals, a universal access playground, boardwalk and fishing pier and educational programs. The Bel Air historic area is ideal for weddings. From Warsaw, take Route 3 to Route 354 and then Route 683 near Litwalton to the park entrance. From Kilmarnock, take Route 3, turn left on Route 201, right on Route 354 and left at Route 653 to the park entrance.

This is a hidden gem in the Northern Neck! I know you will love the park as I do.