The Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is an 860-acre natural area serving residents of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. In the summer, the reservoir is open Thursdays-Mondays. At the reservoir, there is canoe and kayak rental, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Bring lunch or dinner and eat at one of the picnic tables or use one of the grills. Young children can look for frogs or dip net fish to explore the wildlife that lives in a pond using the following activity. They can participate in a nature scavenger hunt to explore what types of things they can find in the park or the woods. The nature center is open April through October, on the weekend, and features hands-on nature displays including a snake! Motts Run also has orienteering courses where older kids/teenagers and adults can learn to use a map and compass together to navigate their way through a specific course.
-Nina Parrish, M.Ed.
Owner | Parrish Learning Zone, LLC