James River Access Points

There are 12 public access points on the Upper James River Water Trail and nine of the twelve are located in Botetourt County. Three public access points are owned and maintained by Botetourt County Parks & Recreation. The remaining six access points are maintained by the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR). 

For more detailed information about the Upper James River Water Trail and to help plan your next trip on the James River, please visit upperjamesriverwatertrail.com

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Iron Gate Shoreline Access DWR Map
Glen Wilton Shoreline Access DWR Map
Gala Shoreline Access Botetourt County Map
Craig Creek Shoreline Access DWR Map
Horseshoe Bend Concrete Ramp DWR Map
Springwood Concrete Ramp Botetourt County Map
Buchanan Concrete Ramp, Shallow Water DWR Map
Arcadia Shoreline Access DWR Map
Alpine Shoreline Access Botetourt County Map