Why go: There aren't many deep swimming holes (besides the piers), but plenty of cool spots to relax. This section of river is characterized by forested shorelines with large river bends cutting through high banks and cliffs, and below Route 301 the river … Paddling down the river you will pass a number of relict stone structures from the 1800’s. The swimming area and sandy beach are perfect for sunbathing, wading, sand castles and other beach fun! Rappahannock River’s Many Faces: Make no mistake. POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Largemouth bass are holding on dropoffs in 10-15 feet of water throughout the area. Swimmers leap from the side of a cliff at the quarry near the Rappahannock River on Tuesday. Why go: There aren't many deep swimming holes (besides the piers), but plenty of cool spots to relax. Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania, VA Fees: $2.50 per car, $4.50 boat launch; swimming, $2 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 3-12, children under 3 admitted free. The mediocre view from the landing got much better out in the river from where I could see the entire line of Fones cliffs: tall, vertical, and… Other Spots to Visit on the Fredericksburg Battlefield. Also, wear shoes as fishing is popular here as well (no one wants a hook in the toe). He knows this river like he knows his [broken] heart or the way his wooden canoe paddle fits in his palm. Give us a call 7 days a week to get up-to-date information on forest road closures, or to find the right lake, river, restaurants, activities, and/or lodging for you! Those interested in the region’s rich history will appreciate the campground’s close proximity to many Revolutionary War, Civil War and Colonial America landmarks, most of which are just a short drive away. 4. Nearby, you'll also find opportunities for kayaking, hiking, and biking. Rappahannock River (Motts Run) Car top boat launch for the Rappahannock River. This portion of the mighty James River is one of the most iconic swimming holes in Virginia. Historic Port of Falmouth Park in historic Falmouth has a popular beach area. 120 River Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia Website | Photo: fredericksburg.com. Virginia is beautiful and we want to see your favorite places and spaces through Instagram. (Rt 42) east past Rt 11. #Sunset in the Northern Neck of Virginia - the area between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. With around 7 miles of shoreline the park is a great place to take a walk on the beach. No swimming. Jan 29, 2014 - Explore RE/MAX Regency's board "Rappahannock, Va", followed by 173 people on Pinterest. The Rappahannock River is inherently dangerous, and swimming is not recommended. Railroad bridge over the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Virginia. This area is for the more hearty river goer. It is really two fisheries. Belle Isle State Park is located in Lancaster County just off of Route 3. Potomac River . The Potomac offers many recreational opportunities around the Washington DC area and has multiple access points within the capital region. ... the group pointed out various swimming spots in the quarry. Southwest Virginia. Their quiet days in an old aluminum canoe. It's also common to see Richmonders sunbathing on the massive rocks. Valid fishing license required. FIND SUPPLIES: Pick up disc golf supplies, rent kayaks, paddle-boards or other non-motorized lake toys from SNAC. AREAS: None: SANCTION I even like my day job. Click the video (above) to dive into White Pines Lake. Staunton/Rapidan Rivers in Madison County (STAU on the map): An easy hike along the Staunton River Trail to three swimming places. 4-acre High Knob Lake is a cold water lake with its 300' sandy swimming beach! It is certain that it was the site of early settlements in the Virginia Colony and was later a volatile battle theater during the Civil War. Share your view! The river is the fourth largest along the Atlantic Coast and has many creeks and streams that flow into it. Hollingsworth Road – Located east of the Town of Woodstock, there is a small gravel lot at the elbow in the road just before Rte 609 (Hollingsworth Road) turns to cross the North Fork. Even the strongest swimmers as well as those who are only wading in the shallow water can unexpectedly find themselves in need of assistance. The 100-acre site is situated near several areas of interest, including the Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River. The river consistently flows northwest and eventually meets the Gauley River to form the Kanawha in West Virginia. Hollingsworth Road – Located east of the Town of Woodstock, there is a small gravel lot at the elbow in the road just before Rte 609 (Hollingsworth Road) turns to cross the North Fork. The clear water and rocky structure of the Upper Rappahannock above Fredericksburg features smallmouth bass, sunfish, and (with … From the ancient and meandering New River to headwaters of the Rappahannock, all the way to the expansive estuaries of the mighty Potomac, Virginia’s history is tied to its rivers. Most of these are from the old canal and dam systems which allowed ships to travel up the river. Swimming is at your own risk; be aware of high water and slippery rocks. I gotta tell you though, leaving the Tides Inn and the beautiful views like you see above is always gut wrenching for me. Take off from the quiet canoe & kayak launch on Mulberry Creek then paddle out to the wide Rappahannock. Family restroom. Welcome to the confluence, where the Rapidan and the Rappahannock rivers meet. Strong currents and an uneven river floor with debris that cannot be seen above the water increase the risk factors. Nov 24, 2015 - Explore Tides Inn's board "Rappahannock River Views" on Pinterest. 1-209-736-0049. This area is for the more hearty river goer. Located on the banks of the lower tidal Rappahannock River, the park rents canoes and kayaks at a very reasonable rate. At 195 miles long, it is the longest free-flowing river on the East Coast and great for exploring.. The Rappahannock River attracts hundreds of people each week to canoe, ... “Visitors who want to go swimming go to pools, the Jeff Rouse [Swim … No swimming, horseback riding, or all-terrain vehicles permitted. FOR staff has been engaged with City staff and continues to advocate for this important […] Staunton/Rapidan Rivers in Madison County (STAU on the map): An easy hike along the Staunton River Trail to three swimming places. Followers 240 Catches 12 Spots 1 Recreation. The Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle at Rappahannock Station both took place along the river, in 1862. Powered by WordPress. 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