Beaver Pond Trail, Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Fort Belvoir, VA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Wetlands, Bird Watching Easy, well marked trail leading upto and along Accotink Creek. Follow Great Blue Heron Trail out to bird blind for and excellant view of the bay and waterfowl. Several small ponds filled with turtles along the route back to parking area.
Directions leads to an army facility. Follow signs to Basin Trail - (before the security gate). Signs warn to stay on the trail because of possible explosives! The trail was serene, but very under utilized and unkept. Wonderful wildlife - turtles, lizards, frogs! Large bodies of standing water means intense amount of mosquitos. Started on Basin Trail -> Beaver Pond Trail, but ultimately could not connect to Great Blue Heron Trail without wading through the creek - IMPASSIBLE. Definitely not worth traveling for.