kayak raceThe Appomattox River

The Appomattox River flows from Appomattox County to the City of Hopewell where it meets the James River at City Point. The lower portion of the River, below Lake Chesdin and the fall line rapids, includes the portion of the River accessible via the Hopewell City Marina.  The River is popular among pleasure boaters, fisherman, kayakers and canoeists.  The Appomattox boasts a wide variety of fish species including  blue catfish, large-mouth bass, crappie, and sunfish.  Seasonal spawning provides temporary populations of herring, shad, sturgeon, and striped bass.  The River is a popular among kayakers and canoeists for its variety of scenery and wildlife. Recreational sites on the Appomattox River.


photo (6)The Hopewell City Marina offers recreational boaters and fisherman a variety of amenities on the Appomattox River.  The Marina features both covered and open slips, transient vessel temporary docking, a four-vehicle boat ramp, canoe and kayak launch, marina store, ample parking, ice machine, restroom facilities, and propane exchange.  The Marina is managed by Fish Tales 2.   Please call (804) 541-6417 for additional information regarding the Hopewell City Marina.
Hopewell City Marina
1051 Riverside Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860

Marina Store

The Marina Store stocks a wide range of boating and fishing supplies as well as snacks and drinks.  Stop by the store today to check the latest inventory and make sure you have everything you need before hitting the water. 

Facility Renovation

Beginning in 2013 and extending into 2014, the City of Hopewell embarked on  a major project to fully renovate the City Marina.  The project included roof replacement for covered slips, construction of a ships store with restroom facilities, dredging of boat ramp and slip area, bulkhead replacement, expansion of boat ramp, facade improvement, repaving of the entire parking area, and other general aesthetic improvements.  Come check out the newly renovated Hopewell City Marina and enjoy the Appomattox River!

Appomattox River Interpretive Guide

The Appomattox River is one of Hopewell’s greatest natural resources.  The river provides opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, birding and much more!  There are several public access points in the City of Hopewell, including Appomattox Manor, City Park, the Hopewell City Marina, and Weston Manor.  There are additional access points and places of interest along the river in Prince George, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, and Dinwiddie.  The Appomattox River Interpretive Guide lists public access and points of interest along the river.  
For more information on public access points operated by Hopewell Recreation and Parks, please call (804) 541-2353 or email: customerservice@hopewellva.gov.