James River Boat Launches

 

For the Upper James (above the fall line in Richmond) the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries website has good maps that show the locations of all boat landings and ramps.  You can click the link below to get to that page

Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Upper James Launch maps

 

For the Lower James boat launches are listed below:

1) Ancarrow Landing  (public), In Richmond off Route 5

2) Osbourne Landing (public), Henrico County, 9680 Osbourne Turnpike, Directions:

From 64 take the  Laburnum Avenue Exit. You will want to take the Laburnum south exits.  On Laburnum Avenue cross over Williamsburg Road, Charles City Road, Darbytown Road and Route 5/New Market Road.  Laburnum becomes Burning Tree Road after crossing route 5.  Take to the end and make a left on Osborne Turnpike. Go 3.5 miles and the entrance is on the right.

From 95 take exit 67 Rt. 895 towards the airport.  Go over the bridge and through the toll plaza then take the first exit for Laburnum Avenue.  Take the first left turn off the exit ramp.  This will lead you to Burning Tree Road.  Take to the end and make a left on Osborne Turnpike. Go 3.5 miles and the entrance is on the right.

From 295 take exit 22 Route 5 towards Williamsburg.  Go to 2nd or third right turn Kingsland Road and make the right.  Follow for several mile.  Kingsland will run into Osbourne Turnpike and boat ramp will be right there on the left. 

3) Dutch Gap (public), Chesterfield County, Directions:

From I-95 north or south, use Exit 61A, East on Rt. 10 to first stoplight, North on Rt. 732 to Rt. 615, Right on Rt. 615 follow signs to boat launch.

From 295 take the route 10 exit towards Chester.  Go until just before you get to Rt. 95.  Take a Right turn on Rt. 732 Stage Road and follow signs to the boat launch.

4) Deep Bottom (public), Henrico County, Directions:

From 95 take exit 67 Rt. 895 towards the airport.  Go over the bridge and through the toll plaza then take the first exit for Laburnum Avenue.  Go to the first traffic light and make a right on Route 5 towards Williamsburg.  Take route 5 past where 295 crosses it then take the 2nd or third right turn for Kingsland Road  then take your first left for Deep Bottom Road.  Follow this to the boat launch.

From 295 take exit 22 Route 5 towards Williamsburg.  Go to 2nd or third right turn Kingsland Road and make the right then take your first left for Deep Bottom Road.  Follow this to the boat launch.

5) Hopewell City Marina (public with fees), Hopewell City, Directions:

From 95 use Exit 61A, East on Rt. 10.  Follow Rt. 10 all the way to Hopewell.  You will cross a long bridge over the Appomattox River.  Immediately after crossing the bridge take the right turn exit.  Follow to bottom of the hill and make a left and then the ramp is located on your right. 

From 295 take the route 10 exit towards Hopewell.  Follow Rt. 10 all the way to Hopewell.  You will cross a long bridge over the Appomattox River.  Immediately after crossing the bridge take the right turn exit.  Follow to bottom of the hill and make a left and then the ramp is located on your right. 

6) Jordan Point (fee ramp), Hopewell, Directions:

From 95 use Exit 61A, From 295 use exit 15, then go East on Rt. 10.  Follow Rt. 10 all the way to Hopewell.  Go through town and then follow signs for Rt. 156 to Benjamin Harrison Bridge.  Jordan Point is located just before you get to the bridge.

7) Chickahominy Waterfront Park (fee ramp), Directions:

From 95 take exit 67 Rt. 895 towards the airport.  Go over the bridge and through the toll plaza then take the first exit for Laburnum Avenue.  Go to the first traffic light and make a right on Route 5 towards Williamsburg.  You will be on Route 5 for some distance (at least 15 - 20 miles).  You will then cross a long bridge that goes over the Chickahominy River. Immediately after crossing the bridge make the first left turn into Chickahominy Waterfront Park. 

From 295 take exit 22 Route 5 towards Williamsburg.  You will be on Route 5 for some distance (at least 15 - 20 miles).  You will then cross a long bridge that goes over the Chickahominy River. Immediately after crossing the bridge make the first left turn into Chickahominy Waterfront Park.