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Powhatan Creek Park


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  1. Boat Access/Launch
  2. Fishing
  3. Interpretive Signage
  4. Natural Area
  5. Picnic Areas
  6. Restrooms
  7. Walking Trails
  8. Wildlife Viewing
Powhatan Creek Park is part of the Chesapeake Gateways Network and provides access to the James River at Jamestown Island, including scenic views of Historic Jamestown. The park consists of a small non-motorized boat/canoe/kayak launch with gravel parking for up to 20 vehicles, as well as 5 observation/fishing piers. Fishing and boat launch access is available 24 hours a day. No loitering is allowed after sunset. Powhatan Creek is listed on the Natural Resources Inventory as the most biodiverse creek on the peninsula. Scenic views of tidal marshes and an abundance of wildlife highlight trips on this beautiful waterway.

The James River Association conducts water quality testing at Powhatan Creek Park Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. View test results and other helpful information at the James River Association website.

Dog Rules
Powhatan Creek Park is a dog-friendly trail. Dogs must be under complete and immediate control of owners at all times and must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Owners are responsible for removing dog waste. Litter bags are available and guests should use only what they need while using the trail.