All of Merrimac Farm WMA's 301 acres lie within Prince William County. Nearly one mile of Cedar Run forms the southern boundary and Quantico Marine Corps Base makes up much of the eastern boundary. The rest of the WMA adjoins private land. The habitat on this WMA is diverse, ranging from upland and bottomland hardwoods to cedar thickets and old fields. For many years prior to its acquisition, this property was managed and operated as a licensed shooting preserve. Consequently, nearly one-third of the property contains remnant old field and shrub-dominated habitat that will be maintained to benefit quail and other wildlife species well into the future. A unique, mature white oak-hickory forest dominates the northern more upland portion of the area while a large expanse of bottomland hardwoods dominate the southern portion of the WMA that lies within the Cedar Run floodplain. A seven acre island surrounded by Cedar Run and bordering Quantico is located in the southern portion as well. A small 1½ acre pond is located near the center of the WMA, close to the eastern boundary.
Recreational Opportunities on this WMA
- Some or all hunting is controlled by Quota Hunts.
- Warmwater Fishing
- Horseback riding NOT permitted
Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area is located adjacent to the northwestern boundary of Quantico Marine Corps Base near Nokesville on Deepwood Lane (State Route 645). Follow Aden Road (SR 646) east from Rt. 28 at Nokesville or west from Rt.234 at Independent Hill to the crossroads at Aden (Jct. Aden Road and Fleetwood Drive (SR 611). Turn south on to Fleetwood Dr. and go approximately 1 mile to Deepwood Lane. The first access point (North Parking Area) is located one-half mile down Deepwood Lane. There take a right turn onto a gravel road and follow it to its end (0.3 miles). The Cedar Run Parking Area can be accessed by continuing on Deepwood Lane for an additional mile to its end.
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Contact Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area
15014 Deepwood Ln
Nokesville, VA 20181
Services provided in:
- Prince William County, Virginia