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Home > Visit a Gateway > James River Water Trail - Lower
James River Water Trail - Lower - From Richmond to Hampton Roads, VA
Trail Map & Guide: A water trail map and guide has been developed to assist boaters in traveling the river. It can be ordered at the James River Association website

Safety Info: Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Water trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate rivers. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, the National Park Service and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of water trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials. [View a list of water safety tips]
River Classification: A great varience. Some stretches are Class I or II. However, near Richmond, the rapids may be as high as IV to VI. Caution is urged. Read more about the different levels of River Classifications.
Weather Info: National Weather Service (NOAA)
Water Flow Info:
  • James River at Cartersville VA
  • James River and Kanawha Canal near Richmond VA
  • James River near Richmond VA
  • Nearby Gateway Sites: If you plan on visiting James River Water Trail - Lower, please consider the following Gateways sites that are nearby:

  • Powhatan Creek Blueway
  • Jamestown Island
  • Chippokes Plantation State Park
  • Yorktown Visitor Center and Battlefield
  • Watermen's Museum
  • Gloucester Point Beach Park
  • Dutch Gap Conservation Area
  • Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park

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