James River Water Levels

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Gauge Height: 4.90'
Flow: 4510 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:12pm
Low Tide: 5:36pm

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Outdoor News Archives

Triangle Rock Club Arrives on RVA Climbing Scene

There’s a new player on the Richmond climbing scene. Triangle Rock Club opened it’s first climbing gym outside of North Carolina in late March in the former Richmond Athletic Club building …

By Andy Thompson | June 7, 2018 | Posted In: Climbing

Triangle Rock Club Arrives on RVA Climbing Scene

There’s a new player on the Richmond climbing scene. Triangle Rock Club opened it’s first climbing gym outside of North Carolina in late March in the former Richmond Athletic Club building …

By Andy Thompson | June 6, 2018 | Posted In: Climbing, Features

New Murals Beautify Texas Beach Tower

I’ve written this before, but it bears repeating: Get yourself on the Friends of the James River Park’s email newsletter. They do a great job highlighting the group’s work and …

By Andy Thompson | June 5, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Swimming in the James? Be In the Know Before You Go

The James River Association released a report on swimming in the James River this morning that the group hopes will aid river lovers in knowning when and where to swim …

By Andy Thompson | June 1, 2018 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Head to a Va. State Park for Special Programs on National Trails Day

Walking and hiking are the top activities in Virginia’s 37 state parks, according to visitor surveys. That makes Saturday (June 2nd) — National Trails Day — the perfect day to …

By Andy Thompson | May 31, 2018 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Register Now for a ‘Moonlight Ride’ in August

The Sports Backers have officially opened registration for the Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride, which will take place on Saturday, August 25. If you’ve never done this ride, check it out. …

By Andy Thompson | May 25, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 2nd

It’s not too early to start planning for National Trails Day on June 2nd, and RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain biking/trail building club has the scoop on a number of events …

By Andy Thompson | May 24, 2018 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

New Protected Bike Lane on Franklin Street

I’ve had a lot of conversations with cyclists over the past week about the new protected bike lane on Franklin St. downtown. Many of those have been with my wife, …

By Andy Thompson | May 23, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Riverrock, Wildlife, and Supporting Your ‘Friends’

It was fun to head out to Riverrock on Saturday and Sunday to take in all that RVA’s adventure sports scene has to offer. In a couple of hours on …

By Andy Thompson | May 21, 2018 | Posted In: Birding, Environment

Monsoon Rains Cause Changes to Riverrock Schedule

In light of the drenching, equatorial, Amazonian, monsoon rains Richmond has been and is currently experiencing, I emailed the Sports Backers’ PR maven Pete Woody about the status of Riverrock. …

Va. State Parks Offer Special Events for ‘National Kids to Parks Day’

National Kids to Parks Day, May 19, marks the official kickoff for summer programming in Virginia State Parks. Every weekend through June 30 offers something special to enhance your visit …

By Andy Thompson | May 16, 2018 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Sierra Nevada, Sports Backers to Unveil Limited-Edition IPA at Riverrock

Richmond beer/outdoors lovers take not: Sierra Nevada has come up with a brew especially for you. Dominion Energy Riverrock, Sports Backers, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. have partnered to create ‘Let’s …

By Andy Thompson | May 11, 2018 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

There’s Still Time to Enter the 2018 Cap2Cap Ride

There’s still time to sign up and ride in the 13th VCU Health Cap2Cap. The annual fundraiser ride for the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is this Saturday (May 12th) at the …

By Andy Thompson | May 8, 2018 | Posted In: Greenways, Road Biking

BridgePark: A Brief History

We spend countless hours with our community’s young people talking about the process of tackling a new idea, so we thought it useful to share with the rest of you …

By Ted Elmore | May 4, 2018 | Posted In: Environment, Greenways

New Events Highlight 2018 Riverrock

(Home page image courtesy of Riverrockrva.com) Every year the Sports Backers have the challenge of keeping Riverrock, the annual outdoor recreation and music festival, feeling fresh for the 100,000 or …

Strange Happenings at the RVAOspreyCam

There have been some interesting developments at the RVAOspreyCam this morning. Around mid-morning we decided to use our camera’s sweet zoom function to get a closeup of the two chicks …

By Andy Thompson | May 1, 2018 | Posted In: Birding

RVA Bike Month Set for May with ‘Bike to the Future’ Theme

With a theme of Bike to the Future, RVA Bike Month 2018 presented by Bon Secours features a full calendar of events. 2018 marks the fifth year that Bike Walk …

By Andy Thompson | April 30, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Local Filmmaker Releases Award-Winning Documentary on Orangutans

I had to share this incredible short documentary piece by local filmmaker Melissa Lesh. You might have seen some of Lesh’s work focused Richmond and the James River Park System. …

By Andy Thompson | April 26, 2018 | Posted In: Environment

Richmond Set to Compete in (and Win) 2018 ‘City Nature Challenge’

Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? City Nature Challenge 2018 aims to find out. Join The Nature Conservancy and partners as they explore …

By Andy Thompson | April 25, 2018 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

First Egg Hatches at RVAOspreyCam.com!

Yes, indeed, folks, we have good news to report. Some time last night one of the first two osprey eggs showcased at RVAOspreyCam.com hatched. We don’t know if it was …

By Andy Thompson | April 24, 2018 | Posted In: Birding