• Scenic Beauty

    A Paddler’s Haven

    From peaceful flatwater to rolling Class IV rapids, the James offers paddling opportunities for people of all abilities.

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Note: The James River Parade of Lights will not be held in 2022. Visit the event page for more information.

2023 James River Cleanup

Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Join the James River Advisory Council in its 24th year of cleaning up the James River and its shorelines! The cleanup is a cooperative, regional event spanning more than 75 miles of the James River.  Walkers, powerboats and paddle craft are welcome . We hope to see you at one of our various sites throughout the watershed!  Volunteers will need to register!

Please remember to dress comfortably (closed toe shoes) bring gloves, masks, trash bags, grabbers, water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and hat (optional).

Visit Clean-up for more information.