James River State Park has a seasonal canoe livery service. Enjoy a trip out on the water, or rent a canoe, kayak, tube or bike!
Rent a kayak or canoe for the day, or just for the trip down the river
Renting tubes as a family, friends or group is a lot of fun!
James River State Park, 104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone, VA 24553; 434-933-4355 Drive Times: from Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours; Charlottesville, one and a half hours. It is only 8 miles to Appomattox. Google map here.
Learn more about James River State Park here.
The park offers more than 1,500 acres of rolling farm meadows and three miles of river frontage. Facilities include cabins and lodges, primitive and water and electric campsites, primitive and water and electric horse campsites, and group camping. Thirteen primitive campsites are by the river and offer opportunities to canoe-in camp. There are 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Green Hill Pond Trail and the Tye River Overlook are wheelchair-accessible. Three fishing ponds and boating access to 12 miles of the James River make the park ideal for anglers. There are seven picnic areas in the park and six picnic shelters that offer beautiful views of the surrounding hills.
This is a great opportunity to come out for the day, bring a picnic and have some family fun! You don't have to stay overnight to take advantage of this great service, to float the James River and make some memories in the mix. Get ready to get outside!