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Chopawamsic Creek

Blind 1
Located on the south bank of the creek and can be accessed from either the OCS boat ramp or the Wildlife Viewing Area boat ramp. The blind has a hill directly behind it and sits out about four feet from the hill in fairly shallow water. At high tide the water is ~3ft deep. The footing directly around the blind is very solid. This blind has a dog door/ramp. Prior to December 15th, hunters checked into Blind 1 can utilize either Blind 1 OR 1A. After December 15th, due to Bald Eagle breeding season, only Blind 1A is usable.
GRID COORDINATES: 18S 297306 4264378

Alternate Shooting Blind 1A: 400 yds east of Blind 1 on the shoreline at the point. Prior to December 15th, hunters checked into Blind 1 can utilize either Blind 1 OR 1A. After December 15th, due to Bald Eagle breeding season, only Blind 1A is usable

Blind 2
Located toward the western portion of the creek on a large marshy point of land and can be accessed from either the OCS boat ramp or the Wildlife Viewing Area boat ramp. The blind is on the edge of the marsh grass and the footing around the blind is soft and uneven. At high tide the water is ~3-4ft deep. This blind does not have a dog door/ramp.
GRID COORDINATES: 18S 296829 4264695
Alternate Shooting Stake: 100 meters south of Blind 2 near woodline (15 meters from shoreline) marked by a stake with reflective tape.

Blind 3
Located toward the western portion of the creek on a large marshy point of land and can be accessed from the OCS boat ramp or the Wildlife Viewing Area boat ramp. The blind is on the edge of the marsh grass and the footing is sturdy around the blind but gets soft and uneven farther away. There are beaver and muskrat channels near the blind that have sharp drop-offs. This blind has a dog ramp but no dog door.
GRID COORDINATES: 18S 296635 4264899
Alternate Shooting Stake: 100 meters west of Blind 3 approximately 10 meters from the shoreline

Blind 4
Located on the western-most section of the creek (not on the main body of water) and can be accessed from the Wildlife Viewing Area boat ramp. The small creek leading to the blind is very shallow and a boat with a draft of more than one foot is not recommended. The area around the blind is thick marsh with tall marsh grass and small trees behind, and the footing is very soft with numerous obstructions below the water line. This blind has a dog ramp but no dog door.
GRID COORDINATES: 18S 296988 4265485
Alternate Shooting Stake: None

Blind A
Located along the marshy area at the eastern end of the creek and can be accessed from the OCS boat ramp. There are some underwater obstructions around the front of the blind and the ground is very soft. This blind is deliberately designed to limit shooting to its direct front as the air facility and occupied buildlings are to its rear. Shooting aft of the blind is prohibited. This blind has a dog door/ramp.
GRID COORDINATES: 18S 298310 4264331
Alternate Shooting Stake: None

Blind C
Located in a section of flooded marsh and forest land near the Transportation Demonstration Support Area (TDSA) and is accessible by land only. Hunters should park outside the TDSA gate and walk to the blind. The TDSA gate is located at the end of George Mason Rd which intersects Route 1 just north of Telegraph Rd. Hunters are not to block the gate regardless of the open/closed status of the gate, and they are not to drive through the gate. Follow the footpath along the gate fence and get on the old road through the woods until it dead ends (about 300 meters) at a telephone pole near a narrow section of the creek. Turn right at the pole and follow the creek for about 300 meters until you come to an open marsh area to your right. In the middle of the opening is an old beaver pond with a hen house nesting platform. There is no actual blind to hunt from, however there are four trees surrounding the pond that are marked with reflective tape. Hunters may hunt within 100 ft of any of these trees. The creek can be several feet deep in places and the footing is generally firm with some soft spots.

The huntable portion of Blind C has been expanded to include the area above.  You can hunt the area at the end of the road you walk in on all the way to the Blind C stake.  We have marked a path to the Blind C point using blue reflective tape.  Due to the flooded beaver pond, it may be more difficult to retrieve downed waterfowl.

GRID COORDINATES: 18S 294682 4265610
Alternate Shooting Stake: None