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Indian Punch Bowl

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Address: Riverside Dr., Fredericksburg, VA
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Interesting depression

We found this site because of a nearby geocache. Nice area, glad we stopped. Yes, it's off the beaten path, but that's the fun of discovering what an area has to offer. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We found this site because of a nearby geocache. Nice area, glad we stopped. Yes, it's off the beaten path, but that's the fun of discovering what an area has to offer. The river is beautiful in this area.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

native peoples used natural depressions in rocks as mortars to grind seeds into flour, over time these wore deeper and deeper, creating significant circular "holes" in solid rock, this is a good example as part of a pleasant nature walk along the river

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The Indian punch bowl in Fredricksburg is a large rock with a perfect bowl shape carved into it. It is said the Native Americans used it to dip their arrows in poison. It is situated in a small park overlooking the Rappahannock river. This a great park to go exploring the river is beautiful, full of rapids and about 100... More 

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