Seven Islands State Birding Park

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PUBLIC NOTICE UPDATE 4-21-18: The Seven Islands Loop Trail, and adjoining trails, will be reopened 4/21/2018. This section of trail will remain open until the final phase of construction of the pedestrian bridge. Please use caution at trail crossings and respect the restricted areas (construction landing site and temporary bridge).
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.


Over eight miles of scenic mowed trails wind around the refuge, up the ridges and down to the waterfront. Passing through native warm-season grass fields along the river and through wetland and wooded areas the trails highlight the parks diverse habitats and are ideal for wildlife observation. Stretching from the parking area to the French Broad River is the 1.2 mile paved greenway. The greenway is mostly flat and ideal for bird watching as it is sandwiched between open fields of wildflowers and farmland.