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James River, Richmond

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The following are water access rules. The link will take you to the National Weather Service and will give you the river level at Westham.

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=akq&gage=rmdv2

5ft. Users must have a lifejacket to get in water.

9ft. Users must have lifejacket and river use permit. You can get the

permit at the Fire house located at Broad and 24th street.

12ft. Is flood stage. Only very experienced users should be on the

river at this level and above with proper safety gear and a buddy.

Nathan Burrell

James River Park Superintendent

City of Richmond,Va
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  • River is worth checking out. Great place for a walk/run or bike. Great place for photos. Parking is free. Has a great view of the city.  more »
  • There is a waterfront area that follows the river and has restaurants and a nice walk along. From the bridge there is a nice photograph. There are places where you can rent boats. People fish. the var...  more »
  • The river flowing over the rocks, the adventurist can kayak and raft down river, grad a sandwich and sit on a bench or if the weather is cool or wet plenty of views from restaurants with adult beverag...  more »

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