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RIVER ACCESS

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Hopewell City Marina

1051 Riverside Avenue

The Hopewell City Marina is the city's primary river access point, providing direct access to the Appomattox River. The marina is less than a mile away from the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers at City Point. The marina offers a four lane boat ramp, paved parking lot, marina store, covered and open slip rentals, pump-out station, kayak launch, and fishing area. The marina also plays host to many fishing tournaments and other special events like the Rockin' on the River concert series and Fireworks on the Appomattox. To learn more about the Hopewell City Marina, please click here.  The boat ramp at the marina is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

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Riverside Harbor Kayak Launch

1051 Riverside Avenue

Featuring one of the area's only accessible kayak launches, the Riverside Harbor kayak launch provides easy access into the water for persons of all abilities. The launch features a floating platform that adjusts with water levels, handrails, and rollers for easy launching. The kayak launch is open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, unless otherwise posted. The site features off-site parking and nearby restrooms at the Hopewell City Marina. 

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City Park 

205 Appomattox Street

City Park is one of Hopewell's only riverfront parks, offering a variety of activities that the entire family can enjoy. The park features a playground, natural sandy beach area, fishing pier, and access to the Hopewell Riverwalk. The park also features beautiful sweeping views of historic City Point and the Appomattox River. Please note that fishing at City Park requires a valid Virginia freshwater fishing license. Fishing is not permitted along the Riverwalk. The park is open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. 

Explore the Appomattox

 

Check out this helpful river guide that highlights parks, river access sites, trails, and other points of interest along the Appomattox River! The 20 miles of river from the Lake Chesdin dam to City Point in Hopewell have been designated as a State Scenic River.  This area is rich in history and wildlife, making it a premier destination for many visitors.  Grab your kayak, hiking boots, or camera and start your next adventure on the Appomattox River today!   

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Other Points of Interest

Old City Point Waterfront Park

1199 Pecan Avenue

Hopewell, VA 23860

This historic site is part of the Petersburg National Battlefield Park and is managed by the National Park Service. It offers a wide range of amenities including a fishing pier, walking trails, and historic interpretation on the James River. 

Appomattox River Regional Park

800 FOLAR Trail

North Prince George, VA 23860

This park features more than 60 acres of forested area with nature trails, fitness stations, observation pier, and kayak launch on the Appomattox River. The park is in Prince George County and managed by Prince George Parks and Recreation. 

Weston Manor

Historic Site

400 Weston Lane

Hopewell, VA 23860

Weston Manor is an 18th-century plantation house on the south shore of the Appomattox River. The historic property is owned and operated by the Historic Hopewell Foundation and features a public fishing pier open from dusk to dawn each day.