Visiting Joseph Pines Preserve

Meadowview welcomes your interest in visiting Joseph Pines Preserve and seeing one of the best managed native longleaf pine-pitcher plant ecosystems in a multi-state area. The preserve currently totals 428 contiguous acres, but we envision and are working to achieve, a total grand preserve of over 2000 acres. Maybe you can donate and help achieve that goal?

Before you visit the preserve you must read and agree to the Joseph Pines Access and Use Permit Introduction and then complete and submit for approval a Joseph Pines Preserve Access and Use Permit. We want you to enjoy your visit but we also need to ensure that the environmental attributes we are trying to protect are not damaged by your visit. Please submit your completed permit to and let us know if you have any questions.

The preserve is closed to visits during deer hunting season (Oct 1 - Jan. 2) for your safety.

The best place to park is the entrance directly across from Colonial Hunt Club at 22759 Cabin Point Rd. The entrance is gated but you can park and hike the trails from there. Ideally, we'll come out and meet you and give you a guided tour. If we can arrange that, you can park at our adjoining Center for Biodiversity at 22515 Cabin Point Rd. Either way, you'll have a great time and see a fabulous preserve

From the north on I-295:
From I-295 take the route 460 exit south towards Norfolk. As you take the southbound loop off I-295 please note the native Virginia longleaf pine we have planted in the cloverleaf for VDOT (note: you are not permitted to stop or park in clover-leafs so please just look out your car window). Drive south on 460 through the town of Disputanta and across the Prince George/Sussex County line. If you end up in the town of Waverly you have gone too far. Within a few miles you will be making a right hand turn on route 602 towards the Sussex County landfill and Sussex I &II prisons. Cross the railroad tracks after entering route 602 and drive ca. 5 miles. The Joseph Pines Pines Preserve is directly across from Colonial Hunt Club and is on your right hand side. The address is 22759 Cabin Point Road. There is a gate at the entrance with a sign for Joseph Pines.

From I-95 (north or south bound):
Take route 35 south and cross the Prince George/Sussex County line. Drive almost 2 miles after crossing the county line and make a left hand turn on route 602. Drive 3.5 miles and the preserve is on your left hand side, directly across from Colonial Hunt Club. The address is 22759 Cabin Point Road. There is a gate at the entrance with a sign for Joseph Pines.


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