Access Points

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Appomattox River and Trail  access:

Click on park name below to see Google map directions.


Hopewell City Park, 205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell 23680 – Water access; Hopewell Riverwalk Trailhead; Sandy beach for swimming and launching kayak; Play equipment; Sidewalk Trail to City Point, 1 mi.

Video by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation about the City of Hopewell and the connection between trails and clean water. Click here to view.

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Hopewell City Marina, 1051 Riverside Ave. Hopewell 23860 – Water/ADA accessible kayak launch; Boat ramp (paved) for motorized water craft.

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•  R. Garland Dodd Park At Point Of Rocks,  201 Enon Church Road, Chester, VA 23836 – Trails, including a boardwalk through the freshwater tidal marsh of Ashton Creek; Picnic shelters, Play equipment; Tennis and basketball courts; Fields for football, soccer and baseball; No boat/kayak water access.

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Appomattox River Regional Park, 800 FOLAR Trail, Prince George, VA 23860 – Trails, 3.37 miles; Fishing Pier; Water access; Kayak launch structure; Pavilion; Picnic Shelter; Restrooms.

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Roslyn Landing Park, 265 Charles Dimmock Pkwy, Colonial Heights 23834 – Trail, 3.1 mi; Picnic Shelter; Water access; Boat ramp (paved) for non motorized water craft.

Appamatuck Park,  151 Archer Avenue, Colonial Heights 23834 – Bank fishing and natural shoreline (short carry for canoe/kayak).  The park takes its name and spelling from Captain John Smith’s 1612 map of Virginia. The spot is marked on the 1612 map with a Maltese cross (one of 24 in 3 states). In 2016, the Chesapeake Conservancy placed a John Smith Trail Cross Marker at the park, making it one of only 8 placed so far.

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• White Bank Park,  400 White Bank Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 – 22 acres overlooking Swift Creek. Boat ramp (paved), Fishing pier; Restrooms; Pavilion.

 

• NOT PICTURED: Fort Clifton Park, 100 Brockwell Lane, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 – Fishing pier, Trails, Restrooms. No water craft access

• Pocahontas Island Park, 181 Rolfe St., Petersburg, VA 23803 – Trail, .5 mi.; Water access; Kayak launch area (gravel); Natural shoreline; No ramp structure.

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Patton Park-Campbell’s Bridge, University Ave., Petersburg 23806 (Old Fleet St.) – Trail (West), 1 mi.; Water access; Natural shoreline; No water craft access facility.

 

Chesterfield Ettrick/VSU Trail, 21701 Jackson Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 – Trail, .35 mi. No water access.

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Ferndale Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale Rd., Dinwiddie 23805 – Canal Trail,  3 mi; Play equipment; Water access and trail; Canal kayak launch area (gravel), natural shoreline.

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John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area and Appomattox Canoe Launch, 21501 Chesdin Rd., South Chesterfield, VA 23803. Trail, 2.5 mi RT; Water access; Boat ramp (paved); Picnic area.

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Appomattox River west of Campbell’s bridge (Fleet Street)

• Brasfield Dam to Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale – This is a great section of the river … If you are looking for whitewater, the area from the dam to Petersburg can have class 2-3 when the water level is up. There is a good interpretive sign about the rapids at Ferndale Park # 2 on the Interpretive map.

NEW Appomattox River Trail CLICK HERE

 Link: Terrain360 Appomattox River (Interactive video)

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