Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Williamsburg, VA
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: This new 140 acre park sits on the Chickahominy River near its confluence with the James River, a major tributary of the Chesapaeake Bay. The park provides a range of opportunities for recreation in a riverfront surrounding, including overnight camping, boating and fishing. Dramatic river vistas and the rural character of the area help set Chickahominy Riverfront park apart from many similarly sized local or county parks.

The park shoreline is edged with bald cypress trees and the river's abundant fish, birds, and other wildlife, draw thousands of hunters, fishermen, paddlers and other nature enthusiasts each year. The middle and lower sections of the Chickahominy are well-known to bass fishermen and duck hunters. For these groups and others, the park is a popular access point. Beyond the park, osprey and bald eagles nest along the shores and rookeries of egrets and great blue herons are found in the nearby swamps.

Location / Directions:

If approaching from Hampton Roads, follow Interstate 64W to Exit 242A. This will be Route 199 towards Jamestown. Follow 199 to the Monticello Ave exit. Turn left onto Monticello Ave and head straight for 8 miles. Monticello Ave will turn into John Tyler Hwy or Rt 5, the Park is the last driveway on the right.

If approaching from Richmond, follow Interstate 64E to Exit 234.This will be Route 199 towards Williamsburg. Follow 199 to the Monticello Ave exit. Turn right onto Monticello Ave and go straight for 8 miles. Monticello Ave will turn into John Tyler Hwy or Rt 5, the Park is the last driveway on the right.

Physical Address: Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Mailing Address: Chickahominy Riverfront Park
5249 C Olde Towne Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Visitor Phone: (757) 258-5020
Activities:

Boating (including canoe and kayak rental), fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking and swimming (in one of our two pools).

Learn more about the Chesapeake and its tributaries with a lively hands on discussion, canoe trip, or other activity, led by park staff. Events are scheduled at various times throughout the summer.

Boat Access Camping Fishing Hiking Swimming Canoeing / Kayaking

Visitor Facilities: The park has facilities for boating, fishing and camping. A fully stocked store contains everything needed for a fishing trip. The boat ramp can accommodate four boats and trailers at a time and has good parking for trailers. There are power and water hookups for over half of the campsites, with water spigots for the rest, several restrooms and bath-houses, a pavilion, and swimming pool. The park is wooded, with the exception of an open lawn area with a driving range.
Size: 140 acres
Website: http://www.jccegov.com/recreation/chickahominy_park.html

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