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Merrimac Farm: How to get there

Merrimac Farm is a 302-acre Wildlife Management Area that was permanently protected through a partnership between Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries and Prince William Conservation Alliance in January 2008.


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Merrimac Farm is located in Nokesville Virginia, about 35 miles SW of Washington, D.C.

For directions to the Stone House Visitor Center, use the address 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville 20181. When you are on Deepwood Lane, drive past the North Entrance to the VERY END of the road. Deepwood Lane dead ends at the Stone House.

For directions to the North Parking Lot, use the address 14712 Deepwood Land, Nokesville 20181.

Click here to view the Trail Map before your visit.

Merrimac Farm lies between the Cedar Run wetland bank and Marine Corps Base Quantico. Cedar Run marks the southern border of Merrimac Farm, where more than 100 acres of contiguous floodplain wetlands protect Cedar Run and give rise to a stunning display of Virginia Bluebells every April.

 

Dress for successWhat to wear

No matter the weather, appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always long pants, sturdy shoes and long socks. Tuck your pants in your socks to help stop insects from crawling up your legs

Hats are good to wear. Dark colors attract insects, which are also harder to spot on dark colors. On the other hand, white and other light colors make you more visible to wildlife, which tends to move away. Ideally you want to blend in with the surroundings while protecting yourself from insects as much as possible.