Powhatan Creek is a 23 mile tributary of the James River that passes through an area recognized by as one of the most environmentally significant natural resources on the peninsula. The creek is still largely undeveloped and a great place to canoe, fish and observe birds and other wildlife. Among the historic sites along the Powhatan Creek are Greensprings Plantation and Mainland Farm. The history of the watershed includes the Powhatan Indian Confederacy and early colonial settlement.The Blueway currently has only one access point, located off Jamestown Road. The trail is not marked, but the trip is a straight paddle downstream to Jamestown Island (no takeout here) and back to the point of origin. Total roundtrip is about 18 miles to the confluence of the James River and return.
Please note that boating, canoeing, kayaking and other activities on rivers can be dangerous. Obtain a local map in advance, plan your trip, and follow all safety precautions.
The park access point is open 7 days a week during daylight hours.
For more information about Powhatan Creek Blueway call (757) 259-3200 or visit the following website: http://www.james-city.va.us/recreation/powhatan_creek.html.