Appomattox River Company Blog

Best Places to Paddle

Paddling Destinations

We’re often asked “where do you paddle?” in the store and its difficult to answer because we’re all paddling fanatics, that’s why we work here! Depending on our moods, time of year, goals for the day or time allowed we paddle a lot of different areas and types of water so the the easiest answer is “EVERYWHERE”. Virginia is a fantastic state for paddlers and with stores in Farmville, Richmond¬†and on the Peninsula we enjoy paddling everything the state has to offer. Our passion for paddling keeps us looking for new and fun places to paddle so if you’re looking for a place to paddle your new Canoe or Kayak, or if you’re trying to find some new water, this is your place.

This is a work in progress and we’ll add links for each location with categories for pictures, route suggestions, distance, directions to put in, difficulty, recommended boat types for the trip or area, fish that might be available for anglers, launch fees if required, type of camping if available, and unique info about the location. If you’ve made the trip send us your pictures and we’ll have a section for “customers pics” with each destination. Join us as we develop a fun paddling resource for anyone trying to decide their next trip!

Virginia Saltwater Destinations
Huntington Park
Denbigh Boat Ramp
Gloucester Point
Wormley Creek
Back Creek
Rogers A. Smith Landing
Gosnolds Hope Park
Dandy Point Boat Ramp
Messick Point
Sunset Creek Boat Ramp
Powhatan Creek
New Quarter Park
York River State Park
Buckroe Beach

Virginia Freshwater Destinations
James River (above fall line in Richmond)
Bent Creek
James River State Park
Wingina
Scottsville
Hardware River WMA
Bremo Bluff
Columbia
Newport News Reservoirs
Harwoods Mill
Lee Hall
Waller Mill Reservoir
Diascund Creek Reservoir
Little Creek Reservoir
Beaverdam Reservoir
Chickahominy River
Chickahominy Lake
Lake Drummond
John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake)

North Carolina
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Merchants Millpond
Roanoke River Basin

South Carolina
Congaree National Park

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