Access Points

Where to get out on the water.

There are 12 public access points on the Upper James River Water Trail that are owned and operated by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. These sites are provided for the public with the expressed sole purposes of boating and fishing.

 

  Public Access Point
Type of Launch
 Latitude Longitude
 Map Link
  Iron Gate  Shoreline Access  37° 46′ 26″ N  -79° 46′ 58″ W  Map
  Glen Wilton  Shoreline Access  37° 45′ 2.9″ N  -79° 48′ 57.5″ W  Map
  Gala  Shoreline Access  37° 41′ 30″ N  -79° 48′ 45″ W  Map
  Craig Creek  Shoreline Access  37° 38′ 45″ N  -79° 48′ 52″ W  Map
  Horseshoe Bend  Concrete Ramp  37° 35′ 21″ N  -79° 43′ 40″ W  Map
  Springwood  Concrete Ramp  37° 32′ 52″ N  -79° 44′ 33″ W  Map
  Buchanan  Concrete Ramp,
Shallow Water
 37° 31′ 48″ N  -79° 40′ 46″ W  Map
  Arcadia  Shoreline Access  37° 33′ 17″ N  -79° 38′ 14″ W  Map
  Alpine Shoreline Access  37° 34′ 54″ N  -79° 36′ 10″ W  Map
  Glasgow Canoe/Kayak Slide  37° 37′ 25″ N  -79° 26′ 45″ W  Map
  Snowden Concrete Ramp  37° 35′ 44″ N  -79° 23′ 23″ W  Map
  Glen Maury Park Shoreline Access  37° 43′ 35″ N  -79° 21′ 57″ W  Map

Maps and driving directions may not work for all locations. Map information provided through Google is intended for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic conditions, or other events may differ from the map results.

More paddling opportunities in the scenic mountains of Virginia can be found in the Alleghany Highlands, including on the Jackson and Cowpasture rivers which meet to form the mighty James River. Visit www.alleghanyhighlandsblueway.com for more details.