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The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.”

- Indian Proverb



A Great Place
Claude Moore Park hosts 357 acres in eastern Loudoun in Sterling, Virginia, with a number of wonderful nature trails, the longest being 3.5 miles long, and natural areas that include wetlands, ponds, meadows and forest.

Visit Claude Moore Park for birding, nature walks, even a picnic. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy holds butterfly and dragonfly walks here each summer and maintain the bluebird nestbox trail.

Vestals Gap Road, a trail that runs through the park, was once a route used by Indians to go between Alexandria and the Shenandoah.

Be sure to visit the Frog Shackle while at Claude Moore Park. This special cabin holds a terrific collection of animal and plant specimens as well as hands-on activities for learning about and exploring nature. Muriel Spetzman, a long-time member of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, set up these collections. The park staff at Claude Moore offer a variety of environmental education programs and classes for families and children that are definitely worth checking out..

Read more about Claude Moore Park in our Habitat Herald article.

Claude Moore is part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

When to Visit
Hours: Claude Moore, located at 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling, is open from dawn until dusk every day

Facilities: The visitor center is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Phone: 703-444-1275

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