A short drive through the Cavalier Wildlife Management Area

Sitting just east of the Great Dismal Swamp along the VA/NC border, the Cavalier Wildlife Management Area in Chesapeake, VA is the closest location I’ve found for primitive or dispersed camping. A recent visit revealed a farm-like area with roughly 6 miles of gravel roads, plenty of wildlife, and virtually no other visitors. I’ve made a contact with DGIF who is responsible for the area and I plan to gather some additional information from him before venturing out again. I’m looking forward to returning in the fall once the vegetation thins out some, allowing for easier exploration.

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