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East of the Belle Isle Pedestrian Bridge on Tredegar Street is a put-in and take-out for serious paddlers who can navigate the Hollywood rapids.
Steps to the river provide access to the first official Parks Department take-out point and the place that many whitewater kayakers and rafters get out of the river after running Hollywood and Pipeline Rapids. The steps were built in the Fall of 2005 with major funding and labor from the James River Outdoor Coalition and the Friends of the James River Park under the supervision of James River Park staff. The land was a gift from the Department of Public Utilities. Swimming is not allowed at the boat ramp. There is wheelchair access concrete walkway to the first landing of the takeout.
Other North of the River Locations
Parking: Put-in – Lot off Tredegar St., about 50 spaces; Take-out – East of the 14th Street (Mayo) Bridge on the river side of the floodwall, parking for 12 cars
Bike racks: None
Bathroom: Port-a-Potty at both locations
Boat ramp: both locations
Wheelchair accessible: 14th St take-out
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
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