Belle Isle has seven miles of shoreline on the northern shore of the Rappahannock River. The park has seven miles of frontage on the north shore of the Rappahannock, and it borders Deep and Mulberry creeks. It features diverse tidal and non-tidal wetlands, lowland marshes, tidal coves and upland forests.
Wildlife: The diverse habitats found in the park provide homes to many predator birds, such as blue herons, osprey, hawks and bald eagles. White-tailed deer, turkeys, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, moles, reptiles and amphibians. There are eight distinct types of wetlands within the park.These diverse ecosystems make Belle Isle an excellent outdoor laboratory for environmental education. Belle Isle State Park offers camping March 1 to first Monday in December annually, as well as year-round reservations for the Belle Isle Mansion and the Belle Isle Guest House (2-night minimum Labor Day to Thur prior to Memorial weekend, required 7-night weekly stay Monday-Monday during prime season Memorial weekend to Labor Day; guests may CALL one month prior to desired arrival date Memorial weekend to Labor Day to see if there is a 2-night minimum stay vacancy available – 1-800-933-7275 9am to 5pm ET Mon-Fri).
Belle Isle State Park comprises 733 acres.
Current Status – Open year round