Seasonal activities and education programs are offered at the park. Whether you're a day visitor or staying in one of the James River State Park cabins, you can join the rangers for crafts, campfires, wagon rides, and nature hikes.
Make an educational stop with the family at the visitor center to find out more about the area. You'll also find a large aquarium and a replica from the Batteau Festival.
Visiting James River State Park for fishing? You won't be disappointed. There are three freshwater ponds, and the river is a hotspot for catfish and smallmouth bass. Fishing licenses can be purchased from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries via smartphone.
James River State Park Outdoor Adventures offers canoe or kayak rentals for 2-,6-, or 8-mile runs down the James River, and children over six years old can join in.
For visitors looking for water recreation, but would like something more sedate, the outdoor adventure center also rents inner tubes. Float down the river for two miles between Canoe Landing and Dixons Landing.