Chickahominy River Watertrail

The Chickahominy River is full of marshes, swamps, and varies species of wildlife. It has a rich Native American history and helped the colonists of Jamestown to survive. Today, it remains a cradle of ecological diversity and a destination for unparalleled recreational opportunities.

The modern Chickahominy and Eastern Chickahominy Indian Tribes celebrate their culture that began centuries ago on the river’s banks. Explore the lore of the Chickahominy River by paddling its creeks, fishing its waters, birding its swamps, hunting its marshes, or tracing its history and culture in the modern landscape. Learn more about the Chickahominy Water Trail, Captain Smith’s travels, and Chickahominy culture by visiting interpretive signs at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, River’s Rest Marina, Rockahock Campground, and the Chickahominy Tribal Center.

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Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate such trails. The Chesapeake Conservancy, National Park Service, and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials.


Last updated: October 05, 2021