Boating & Kayaking

Appomattox Riverside Park

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Address 24909 Ferndale Rd.
Dinwiddie, VA 23803
(804) 861-1666


HoursOpen Daily Dawn to Dusk

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This beautiful park is a popular destination for hiking (3 miles of Canal trail), bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. There is a fishing pier, natural shoreline, play equipment for children, a picnic shelter, and there is a gravel Canal kayak launch area. Plenty of parking.

Detailed information: https://outpostrichmond.com/blogs/news/exploring-the-appomattox-river-trail/

Appamatuck Park

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Address 151 Archer Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834, USA

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This 14 acre park offers open space, river bank fishing and a natural kayak/canoe launch.

Appomattox River Regional Park

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Address 800 Folar Trail N
Hopewell, VA 23860

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Over 65 acres of pristine woods on the river features over 3 miles of hiking trails, including a section of the Appomattox River Trail, fishing pier, bird watching, picnic pavilions, a canoe/kayak launch, an observation pier, fitness trail and restrooms.

Appomattox Riverside/Ferndale Park

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Address 24909 Ferndale Road
Petersburg, VA 23803, USA

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The Appomattox Riverside Park (also known as Ferndale Park) is a popular destination for bird-watching, canoeing, fishing, and whitewater rafting. Amenities: 1.5 mile canal trail, a section of the Appomattox River Trail, playground, water and trail access, canal kayak launch (gravel), picnic shelters, and a fishing pier and natural shoreline.

Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail

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Address 301 Charles H Dimmock Pkwy
Colonial Heights, VA 23834


HoursOpen dawn to dusk

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The Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail is an open space corridor along the Appomattox River from Roslyn Landing Park to the western city boundary, approximately two miles in length. The trail is hard-surfaced for passive and active users, and includes: picnic tables & benches, gazebo, fishing areas, small boat & canoe launch at Roslyn Landing Park, and spur trails and linkages to beautiful points of interest.

It’s a great place to enjoy nature along the river. Open dawn to dusk.

Anchor Point Marina

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Address 303 Beacon Ridge Drive
Hopewell, VA 23860, USA
(804) 541-6200

Appomattox Boat Harbor

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Address 1604 Fine Street
Prince George, VA 23875, USA
(804) 536-1200

Appomattox River Trail

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Address 205 Appomattox Street
Hopewell, VA, USA

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The Appomattox River is a popular destination for whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, hiking, walking and boating. It flows from Lake Chesdin through the region and joins the James River at Hopewell, where the two rivers once served as the pathway for early English settlers into Virginia, and became the largest port in the nation during the Civil War.

The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) has developed a series of Blueways (navigable water) and Greenways (hiking trails) that reveal the beauty of the Appomattox River.

Various locations. Visit https://folar-va.org/ for access points.

Appomattox River Canoe Launch

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Address 21501 Chesdin Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803, USA
(804) 748-1624

Appomattox River Regional Park – Canoe/Kayak Launch

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Address 1052 River Road
Prince George, VA 23875, USA
(804) 458-6164

Dutch Gap Boat Ramp

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Address 441 Coxendale Road
Chester VA 32831
(804) 318-8735

Hopewell City Marina

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Address 1051 West Riverside Avenue
Hopewell VA 23860
(804) 541-2353

John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area & Appomattox River Canoe/Kayak Launch

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Address 21501 Chesdin Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803, USA

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This 89-acre park provides trail and canoe/kayak access along the fall zone of the Appomattox River. Hikers can explore a 2.6 mile section of the Appomattox River Trail. Canoeists and kayakers can float down one mile to the abutment dam (relatively flat water). Or they can float three miles to Appomattox Riverside/Ferndale Park (Class II-III whitewater) or seven miles to Petersburg (Class II-III whitewater). Amenities: picnic tables, canoe/kayak launch and hiking trails.

Jordan Point Yacht Haven

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Address 101 Jordan Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860, USA
(804) 458-3398

Lake Chesdin Campground & Boat Ramp

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Address 713 Sutherland Road
Church Road, VA 23833, USA
(804) 265-9000

Lake Chesdin Boat Landing

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Address 21900 Lake Chesdin Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23838, USA

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Lake Chesdin is a 3,100-acre water supply reservoir on the Chesterfield-Dinwiddie County line. It is administered by the Appomattox
River Water Authority. Lake Chesdin offers excellent largemouth bass and catfish fishing and good crappie fishing in the spring and fall. The park
has two fishing piers, one handicapped accessible and a canoe/kayak boat slide. Site open 24 hours a day.

Lake Chesdin Boat Ramp

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Address Lake Chesdin Boat Ramp
Sutherland, VA 23885, USA

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Lake Chesdin is a 3,100-acre water supply reservoir on the Chesterfield-Dinwiddie County line administered by the Appomattox River Water Authority. Chesdin is a very productive lake which offers excellent largemouth bass fishing, good crappie fishing (both black and white) in spring and fall, and a great channel catfish fishery. The public boat ramp and handicap-accessible fishing pier are open 24 hours a day. Porta-johns are available.

Pocahontas Island

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Address Rolfe Street
Petersburg, VA 23803, USA

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Pocahontas Island, actually a peninsula, was originally platted in 1749. Once a warehouse and wharf-filled urban landscape, it is where the first enslaved Africans were brought to work. In the 19th century, Pocahontas became a Freedom Colony, the first predominately free black settlement in Virginia and by 1860, one of the largest in the nation. The Pocahontas Island Black History Museum is an amazing collection of artifacts collected by John Stewart, who was born on Pocahontas Island in 1943 and known as The Mayor of Pocahontas. On the National Register of Historic Places. Museum (225 Witten St.) open by appointment. There is a public park with picnic shelter, 0.5 miles of the Appomattox River Trail and a natural canoe/kayak launch.

Robious Landing Park

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Address 3800 James River Road
Midlothian, VA 23113, USA
(804) 748-1624

Roslyn Landing Park

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Address 265 Charles H Dimmock Parkway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834, USA

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This park has a ramp for launching small boats and a pier for fishing and is the trailhead for the 1.5-mile paved trail of the Colonial Heights section
of the Appomattox River Trail. Picnic shelters and porta-johns are available.

Seven Springs Marina

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Address 8629 River Road
South Chesterfield, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA

Whippernock Marina & Campgrounds

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Address 2700 Sutherland Road
Sutherland, VA 23885, USA
(804) 265-5252

White Bank Park

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Address 400 White Bank Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834, USA

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The park consists of 22 acres which overlook Swift Creek, and is located across from Tussing Elementary School. The park includes two picnic pavilions which accommodate 200 ‐ 300 people each, 8 individual picnic shelters for smaller groups, restrooms, 18-hole disc golf course, beach volleyball court, boat ramp, fishing pier and public playground.