Pedestrian Bridge at Stumpy Lake Natural Area to be closed for repairs on February 11 & 12

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The pedestrian bridge at Stumpy Lake Natural Area (4797 Indian River Road) which connects the street to the trail system will be closed for preventative repairs on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, 2014.


The trail system is located adjacent to Stumpy Lake Golf Course. An informal trail remains accessible to users located closer to the causeway.


The 1,422-acre property known as Stumpy Lake, located along the south central City boundary with Chesapeake was acquired in 2001 from the City of Norfolk. Stumpy Lake currently consists of a 278-acre lake with a raised ADA compliant overlook, 174-acre golf course, with approximately 970+ acres of undeveloped, forested land surrounding the lake and 1.65 miles of soft shared use trails. As a valuable aesthetic resource, the Stumpy Lake Natural Area offers opportunity for passive recreational uses, such as hiking, fishing, bird watching, nature observation and photography.


For more information, please contact Michael T. Moore in Parks & Natural Areas at 385-2080.


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