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Fauquier County Commemorative Grove
The Fauquier County Commemorative Gardens provide an opportunity for friends and family to remember a loved one, salute an achievement, mark a milestone or honor a colleague while creating beautiful gardens, groves and pathways for all to enjoy for generations. The Commemorative Grove at C. M. Crockett Park is a planned gallery of indigenous trees such as beeches, maples, and oaks. Call C.M. Crockett Park for details on how you can donate a planting or garden amenity.
The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Within Virginia's 43,000 square miles of diverse natural habitat, you can find some 400 species of birds, 250 species of fish, 150 species of terrestrial and marine animals, 150 species of amphibians and reptiles, and a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail celebrates this diversity. In fact, it is the first statewide program of its kind in the United States. C.M. Crockett Park, John Marshall Birthplace Park, and Vint Hill Farms Park are distinguished as part of this trail. For more information visit this site: http://www.dgif.state.va.us/vbwt/ or call the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at (540) 899-4169.
C.M. Crockett Park
Crockett Park and Germantown Lake are open every day of the year for you to enjoy. During the winter season the park provides an excellent place to exercise and a quiet haven to reflect and enjoy nature’s many gifts. C.M. Crockett Park is the county’s largest lakeside park offering a wide range of recreational opportunities including: fishing, seasonal boat rentals and concessions, boat launch facilities, picnicking, picnic shelters, volleyball, horse-shoes, an orienteering course, a cross country trail for hiking, jogging, winter skiing, and a nature trail through the woods.
Germantown Lake at C.M. Crockett Park
In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Germantown Lake has regular electro surveys completed. These surveys give a detailed picture of the fishery ratio. This information is then used to determine a course of action.
LIMIT ON LARGEMOUTH BASS:
- Limit of 5 Bass per day total
John Marshall Birthplace Park
This historic site has a picnic area at the trailhead with tables and grills, plus a .75-mile hiking trial that meanders along a stream back to a dedication monument to the Honorable Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. It’s easy to get to and will prove to be a very interesting walk. John Marshall Birthplace Park is located just a mile off Rt. 28 on Germantown Road. Open dawn to dusk.
This 14-acre community park features a baseball/softball field, a football/soccer field, horse shoe pits, a sand volleyball court, a great playground and a quarter mile long paved walking trail. Perfect for a family reunion, birthday party, or church social, the Prospector Pavilion can accommodate 60 persons, has a large charcoal grill, overlooks all the park’s great amenities and can be reserved for a reasonable fee for either a half or the whole day. Call the park office at 540-752-5330 for more information.
The fish are still here…even in winter. Come and get ‘em!