- When Virginia was first being settled, longleaf pine and pine barren communities were very prevalent. Today, this natural area preserves these plants along with october-flower, bluejack oak and turkey oak. There is public access available only for research, education and special use activities. Periodic interpretive tours are offered.
Recreation - Chippokes State Park and First Landing State Park are conveniently close and offer overnight facilities, interpretative programs, hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming opportunities and more.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The eastern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging above 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The eastern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.
The preserve is located about 16 miles west of Suffolk, Virginia. Travel U.S. 460 about one and half miles east of Zuni to Rt. 645. Turn right heading south and travel one mile to Rt. 614. Veer left and the preserve is about 2.5 miles on the right.