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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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  • I love the James River it is the best planned recreation area especially pony pasture. Parking a plenty beautiful walking trails well marked. Dogs welcome on a leash. We frequently go for a walk by th...  more »
  • I was truly mesmerized by the beauty of James river and great views of the city from the river banks. We hiked in the area, crossed the bridge to Belle Island, walked the trails including along the ri...  more »
  • The James River meanders thru the heart of Richmond and the city has done a good job bringing people down to it. First of all, there's the Canal Walk in the downtown area which is a body of water runn...  more »

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