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Huguenot Flatwater

Natural Area with Boat Ramp

A quieter part of the JRPS, Huguenot Flatwater Park is located directly underneath the Huguenot Bridge and is bordered to the east by Rattlesnake Creek and to the west by Old Southampton Road.

This 37-acre parcel includes river access steps, a wooden boat ramp for canoes, kayaks and inner tubes, and a series of footpaths, as well as a changing room. A set of stairs leads to a viewpoint of the remains of the Old Westham Bridge, another reminder of the city’s past. Several side paths lead to the shoreline, providing access to bank fishing, one of the park’s most pleasant activities.


Birding Paddle Sports Swimming Tubing Hiking, Running, Dog Walking Wildlife Viewing Fishing

Other South of the River Locations

Location Details

Parking: 8600 Riverside Dr, just west of the Huguenot Bridge; parking for 35 cars

Bathroom: Port-a-Potty

Canoe ramp: yes

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

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