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Rust Sanctuary

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trails at rust

Hiking trails

Rust Sanctuary is criss-crossed by a number of hiking trails that explore the property. Rust Sanctuary is surrounded by six habitats that are home to native birds and woodland creatures, flowers, trees, fields, a pond and even a vernal pool. The several miles of trails explore the numerous habitats for viewing the many types of plants and wildlife that call the sanctuary home.

water view at rust

Nature preserve

Rust Nature Sanctuary, a serene nature preserve given to the Nature Forward by the children of William F. Rust, Jr. and Margaret Dole Rust in 2000. NOVA Parks entered into an agreement with Nature Forward to manage Rust in 2013.


Climb UPton is Now Open Daily!

Climb UPton is now open daily for the 2023 season! 

Choose your own adventure with 90 unique elements and 3 levels of difficulty. Overcome new challenges each time you climb. 



Waterparks are now open weekends, 11 AM - 7 PM.

Purchase an Annual Waterpark Pass for just $70 per individual. Receive admission to all 5 waterparks; discounts on food, beverage and retail; early entry to the waterparks; and special discounts on NOVA Parks attractions and events.