• 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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Stewards of the River Awards

Do you know a person or organization that deserves recognition for their commitment to the James River? If so, be sure to nominate them for the 2020 Stewards of the River Award by March 6. Read more…

James River Days -NOTICE-

2020 James River Days Brochure

Due to the ongoing and emerging situation related to COVID-19, the James River Advisory Council is postponing the printing of the James River Days brochure until further notice. We know that restrictions associated with gatherings of people are going to have an impact on upcoming events. 

If you do have events that have moved online, postponed or cancelled, please let us know via info@jrac-va.org.

  • Wash hands
  • Stay home 
  • Slow the spread
  • Be safe

For more information on James River Days…

27th Annual James River Parade of Lights 

Thank you for joining us for the 27th Annual James River Parade of Lights! Congratulations to our stunning boater awardees!! We hope you join us again next year on Dec. 12 as beautifully decorated boats once again sparkle on the James River during the annual James River Parade of Lights! For more information…

2020 James River Regional Cleanup

This year’s Regional Cleanup will be held September 12.  Registration information will be updated soon.