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Explore the Park: Riverside Meadows

Things to do Here

Bird Watching
Paddle Sports
Biking
Fishing
Hiking & Walking
Scenic Views
Picnics
Swimming
Tubing
Bird Watching
Paddle Sports
Biking
Fishing
Hiking & Walking
Scenic Views
Picnics
Swimming
Tubing

This quiet spot is an active launch pad on the James River. Outfitters launch River Tours from here, and the Richmond Fire Department uses it to practice water rescues. While this is a walk/bike in spot only (no parking), it’s popular with picnickers, waders, and bird watchers. Patient wildlife fans can spy bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, otters, and more.

Fast Facts

Caution

Experienced kayakers surf the waves at Z Dam, but the hydraulics make it dangerous to swimmers and waders.

See it from here

Riverside Meadows offers wonderful views of Williams Island, Pony Pasture, and the power of the James.

Hours

Open from sunrise to sunset every day.

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