3831 River Road West

Goochland, VA 23063

Phone: 804.556.2261



7 days a week,

 September 15, 2017 thru April 30, 2018


Local Lodging


Bear Creek Lake State Park

Located roughly 40 minutes from Orapax in Cumberland County, VA.  Offers camping facilities that surround a 30-acre lake situated in the 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest.  Nice, clean cabins are also available for rent:

Bear Creek Lake Rd

Cumberland, VA 23040



Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

Located roughly 35 minutes from Orapax:

12042 West Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia, 23233



Wingate by Wyndham Richmond Short Pump

Located roughly 40 minutes from Orapax:

13991 North Gayton Road 

Richmond, VA 23233


#1 Hunting Destination in Virginia, Established 1987

Bird hunting at Orapax is a return to a simpler time – a time with clean air, rolling hills and tranquil ponds. The land, open to the public, stretches over 700 acres of storybook-style rural beauty while residing just 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Richmond, Va. You can order quail, pheasant, or chukar hunts in any of our 10 fields on 350 acres open for hunting. You can also enter one of our marshland areas for tower mallard release duck hunting. Every hunt is tailored to our customers’ needs, so feel free to ask us any questions you have about booking a hunt. For our customers that don’t have bird-dogs, Orapax has professional dog handlers who are skilled and available to guide your excursion. Imagine a hunt with gorgeous views, a peaceful setting, and a staff that ensures you don’t have to worry about anything besides your aim.

Friends and co-workers enjoy a quail hunt and cookout on the renovated grounds at Orapax, a 700 acre public hunting preserve in Goochland, VA.


Our Story

In 1980, Andrew Dykers purchased the farm in Goochland, VA with a vision to create an open space to escape from the congestion and stress of city living. Since 1987, we have had customers from 40 states and 7 foreign countries visit our preserve. Throughout those years, Orapax has grown to mean many things to many people: a place to learn about nature and wildlife, to develop and grow hunting skills, to teach children and sometimes just to enjoy experiences with family, friends or co-workers. To sum it up, Orapax has become what Andrew Dykers dreamed it would be when he first felt the crunch of Autumn leaves under his boot in 1980 - a place where memories are made.  

Andrew Dykers, Orapax Founder & Owner