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Upper James River Blueway
Activities:

The James River Blueway is best used by canoe or kayak. Tubing and fishing are also popular activities. If you’re bringing your own canoe or kayak, there are numerous public access points with free parking.

Be sure to read the on-line safety recommendations and check the on-line water gauge levels. Consult local conditions prior to any river trip and follow all safety precautions!

Boat Access Fishing Canoeing / Kayaking
Facilities: There are six public access points on the Upper James River Water Trail that are owned and operated by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in Botetourt County. These sites are provided for the public with the expressed sole purposes of Boating and Fishing. These sites offer free parking. Download the water trails maps for locations. Section five of the trail offers several campsites.
Length: 45 miles / 72 kilometers

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