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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 5.95'
Flow: 8070 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 11:06am

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Upcoming Events

Virginia State Parks Introduces New Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series — The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power — offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Much to See, Do at Appomattox Riverfest

On Saturday, April 29th the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River will stage the 3rd annual Appomattox RiverFest (with co-sponsor Fort Lee). This day long family event is great for nature lovers, birders, …

By Andy Thompson | April 13, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Paddling, Upcoming Events

New Races, Features for 2017 James River Rundown

2016 marked the third year of the James River Rundown, an annual event organized by the James River Association. The James River Rundown’s popularity has grown since the inaugural 100-mile …

By Justin Doyle | April 4, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Paddling, Upcoming Events

Tight Lines, Good Times at the Va. Fly Fishing Festival

The Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival returns to Central Virginia on April 8th and 9th at Meadow Event Park in Doswell. The largest event of its kind in the …

By Chris Siess | April 1, 2017 | Posted In: Fishing, Upcoming Events

Sports Backers Bringing New ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off’ to 2017 Riverrock

A new challenge will take place at this year’s Dominion Riverrock that promises to add a splash of color to the festivities:  Riverrock’s first-ever ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off,’ set for …

By Andy Thompson | March 24, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Path Untraveled’ (You Know, Those Giant Rings Near the T-Pot)

Last year I spent some time with Josh Weiner as he prepared for his art installation at the south end of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. The bridge wasn’t completed …

By Andy Thompson | March 22, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Help Scientists Conserve Frogs and Toads at Maymont

One of my favorite harbingers of spring is listening for the chorus from a frog known as the spring peeper. Peepers inhabit forested wetlands where their tadpoles can thrive. One …

By Andy Thompson | February 13, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

RVA Environmental Film Fest in Full Swing

Yesterday, the 7th annual RVA Environmental Film Festival kicked off with events two movies at the Richmond Public Library. The fest runs through February 12th and ranges all over the …

By Andy Thompson | February 7, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

JRA Accepting Applications for 7th Annual “Floating Classroom”

The James River Association is accepting applications for the 7th Annual James River Expedition, “a floating classroom” where students paddle down the 340-mile length of the James River. High school …

By Andy Thompson | February 1, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

Will the Center of the Universe Become More Bike/Pedestrian Friendly?

I recently exchanged emails with Shihan Wijeyeratne, the Sports Backers‘ Community Engagement Coordinator. He alerted me to an event coming up that Ashland/greater Hanover residents (and those who think our …

By Andy Thompson | January 30, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

It’s Almost Time to ‘Shiver in the River’

Just a friendly reminder, that this Saturday you can join hundreds of crazy people who will voluntarily jump into the James River on a day when the high temperature is …

By Andy Thompson | January 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

Dominion Riverrock Announces Music Lineup for 2017 Festival

Dominion Riverrock announced today the full list of music acts performing at this year’s festival. On Friday, May 19th, The SteelDrivers will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., and on …

By Andy Thompson | January 24, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Richmond Trails Forum to Address City’s Growing Outdoors Network

Richmond offers plenty of recreational choices for anyone who wants to get outdoors. Its network of trails is extremely popular and has helped bring several beneficial economic events to Richmond, including …

By Phil Riggan | January 15, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, James River, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Seeks Applicants

Got a kid into the outdoors? Applications are being accepted for two three-week summer sessions of the award-winning Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps. The application deadline is March 1. …

By Andy Thompson | January 14, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Baby, it’s Cold Outside (But Not Too Cold to ‘Shiver in the River’)

Considering the current polar weather we’re experience, it seems a perfect time to remind everyone that Richmond’s favorite polar plunge is approaching fast! The Shiver in the River at Historic Tredegar …

By Andy Thompson | January 9, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

‘Following Fall’ at Crossroads Tomorrow

Got some time tomorrow afternoon? Fan of autumn colors? Our good friend Hunter Davis has put together a fall-themed photography exhibit at Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream tomorrow starting at …

By Andy Thompson | November 18, 2016 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Richmond to Host National Active Living Summit in May

The Sports Backers recently announced the first-annual Movement Makers: National Active Living Summit to be held in Richmond from May 17-19, 2017. Movement Makers provides individuals and organizations an opportunity to …

By Andy Thompson | November 17, 2016 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Adventure Film Festival coming to Byrd Theater

Our friends at the Richmond chapter of the American Alpine Club are hosting the Adventure Film Festival this weekend. It looks like a sweet lineup of adventure/outdoors-focused flicks, so I …

By Andy Thompson | November 1, 2016 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

SwimRVA Launches 1st ‘Swim-Run-Va’ Event

Well, let’s be honest: The time is long past to begin training for this, but should you be in the James River Park System tomorrow (possibly taking part in Blue …

By Andy Thompson | October 14, 2016 | Posted In: James River, Running, Upcoming Events

‘Hike for Kids’ an Adventure for the Whole Family

If you’ve got a hole in your schedule for the upcoming weekend, I’ve got an event your outdoorsy family will love. The Blue Sky Fund is an East End-based nonprofit which …

By Andy Thompson | October 10, 2016 | Posted In: Hiking, James River, Upcoming Events
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