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Powhatan Creek Park

1831 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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.  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 facility consists of a small non-motorized boat/canoe/kayak launch with gravel parking for up to 20 vehicles, as well as, five observation/fishing piers. Fishing and boat launch access are available 24 hours a day. No loitering after sunset.


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


For more information or if you need assistance or have comments or concerns, please call the Parks Division Office at 757-259-5360, the Park Ranger at 757-592-1665 or email Please call 911 for all emergencies.

Malec volunteers


Adopt-A-Park Partners


James City County Parks and Recreation welcomes the Malec Family to the Adopt-A-Park program.  The Malec’s graciously volunteered to adopt Powhatan Creek Park in an effort to help maintain and protect access to the Powhatan Creek, a beautiful natural resource.  Their efforts will help to ensure that the park and surrounding creek are clean and free from hazards, allowing park visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience.  Everyone can adopt a park. If you, your neighborhood or your business is interested in adopting a park, playground or a trail, click here for more information. 


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Park Ranger

Park Rules

Public Facilities Rules and Regulations

Photo Gallery

Come and enjoy the beauty of Powhatan Creek!

Paddler Son Paddler Father Powhatan Creek 2

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