Access Points

Link: Terrain360 Appomattox River


Link: Appomattox River Interpretive Guide 


PUBLIC PARKS along the Trail including water access:

Hopewell City Park, 205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell 23680 – Water access; Sandy beach

Hopewell City Marina, 1051 Riverside Ave. Hopewell 23860 – Water/ADA accessible kayak launch; Boat ramp

Appomattox River Regional Park, 800 FOLAR Trail, Prince George, VA 23860 – Water access; Kayak launch

Rosalyn Landing Park, 265 Charles Dimmock Pkwy, Colonial Heights 23834 – Water acess; Boat ramp

• Pocahontas Island Park, Rolfe St., Petersburg, VA – Water access; Natural shoreline

Patton Park-Campbell’s Bridge, University Ave., Petersburg 23806 (Old Fleet St.) -Water access; Natural shoreline

To paddle from Radcliffe Conservation Area to Patton Park – You have to portage at the old abutment dam, the bank there is a little steep. You carry about 100 yards to put back in. There are numerous rocks & islands & depending on which way you go and the river level you may have to portage several more times for short distances. Right now it would be frequent. As the level gets up you several class III rapids and just portage at the dams. There is a second dam at Battersea you need to portage, the banks are steep but I have not taken out there. I usually don’t do one way trips, I like to paddle upstream & then back so I do shorter sections. There is a sign at Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale which has a list of the rapids that is very helpful.
When the level on this (USGS water level) gauge is over 12 ft. you can run it to the dams. –Words of experience from Chris R. FOLAR member. March 2017

• Chesterfield Ettrick/VSU Trail, 21701 Jackson Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 – NO water access – NEW

Ferndale Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale Rd., Dinwiddie 23805 – Water access; Canal launch area

John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area and Appomattox Canoe Launch, 21501 Chesdin Rd.,
South Chesterfield, VA 23803

Brasfield Dam to Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale – This is a great section of the river which I paddle regularly… If you are looking for whitewater, the area from the dam to Petersburg has class 2-3 when the water level (USGS water level) gets to around 12 ft. There is a good interpretive sign about the rapids at Ferndale park # 2 on the Interpretive map [link above]. –Words of experience from Chris R., FOLAR member. March 2017

Dinwiddie Lake Chesdin Public Boat Ramp (Southside) – Water access; Boat ramp