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Boating Access Sites Requiring a Permit

Beginning January 1, 2021, any person using a Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR)-owned or managed facility or boating access site (see below) must have a valid Virginia hunting, trapping, or fishing permit, a Restore the Wild membership, an access permit or current certificate of boat registration issued by the Department to use the facility. This does not apply to persons under the age of 17 or passengers with a permitted operator. The operator must have a permit. Learn More ยป

DWR Boating Access Site Name County Water Body DWR Region Type of Launch
Queens Sound Accomack Queens Sound Channel 1 Dock and Ramp
Morris Creek Charles City Morris Creek 1 Dock and Ramp
Rte. 623 Morris Creek Charles City Morris Creek 1 Hand Launch (Gravel)
Fox Hill City of Hampton Back River 1 Dock and Ramp & Separate Hand Launch
Princess Anne City of VA Beach Back Bay 1 Dock and Ramp
Lake Chesdin Dinwiddie Lake Chesdin 1 Dock and Ramp
Hoskins Creek Essex Hoskins Creek 1 Dock and Ramp
Tanyard Gloucester Porpotank River 1 Dock and Gravel Ramp
Warehouse Gloucester Ware River 1 Dock and Ramp
Gloucester Point Gloucester York 1 Dock and Ramp
Deep Point Gloucester Piankatank 1 Dock and Ramp
Purdy Greenville Nottoway 1 Ramp (No Dock)
Jarratt Greenville Nottoway River 1 Ramp (No Dock)
Osborne Henrico County James RIver 1 Dock and Ramp
Joyner’s Bridge Isle of Wight Blackwater River 1 Ramp (No Dock)
Melrose King and Queen Mattaponi 1 Dock and Ramp
Waterfence King and Queen Mattaponi 1 Dock and Ramp
Hopyard King George Rappahannock 1 Dock and Ramp
Aylett King William Mattaponi 1 Dock and Ramp
West Point King William Mattaponi River 1 Dock and Ramp & Separate Hand Launch
Lestor Manor King William Pamunkey River 1 Dock and Ramp
Town Point Mathews East River 1 Dock and Ramp & Separate Hand Launch
Mill Stone Middlesex Parrotts Creek 1 Dock and Ramp
Mill Creek Middlesex Rappahannock 1 Dock and Ramp
Saluda Middlesex Rappahannock 1 Dock and Ramp
Red Bank Northampton Red Bank Creek 1 dock and Ramp
Shell Northumberland Cockerell Creek 1 Dock and Ramp
Gardys Mill Pond Northumberland Gardys Mill Pond 1 Dock and Ramp
Coopers Northumberland Great Wicomico 1 Dock and Ramp
Simonson Richmond County Rappahannock 1 Dock and Ramp
Carters Wharf Richmond County Rappahannock 1 Dock and Ramp
Totuskey Richmond County Totuskey Creek 1 Dock and Ramp
Blackwater Bridge Southampton Blackwater 1 Dock and Ramp
Carey’s Bridge Southampton Nottoway River 1 Ramp (Gravel)
General Vaughns Bridge Southampton Nottoway River 1 Dock and Ramp
Hercules Southampton Nottoway River 1 Dock and Ramp
Lawnes Creek Surry James River 1 Dock and Ramp
Airfield Pond Sussex Airfield Pond 1 Dock and Gravel Ramp
Peter’s Bridge Sussex County Nottoway River 1 Ramp (No Dock)
Back Bay VA Beach Back Bay 1 Dock and Ramp
Chandlers Mill Pond Westmoreland County Chandler Mill Pond 1 Dock and Ramp
Amelia Lake Amelia Amelia Lake 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Snowden Amherst James River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Bents Creek Appomattox James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Hales Ford Bedford Smith Mountain Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Hardy Ford Bedford Smith Mountain Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Arcadia Botetourt James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Craig Creek Botetourt James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Horseshoe Bend Botetourt James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Iron Gate Botetourt James River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Springwood Botetourt James River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Brunswick Lake Brunswick Brunswick Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Pea Hill Brunswick Lake Gaston 2 Dock and Ramp
Horsepen Lake Buckingham Horsepen Lake 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
New Canton Buckingham James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Slate River Buckingham Slate River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Joshua Falls Campbell James River 2 Hand Launch (Boat Slide)
Brookneal Campbell Stauton River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Long Island Campbell Stauton River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Cartersville Cumberland James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Columbia Cumberland James RIver 2 Conrete Ramp (No Dock)
Oak Grove Franklin Smith Mountain Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Penhook Franklin Smith Mountain Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Scruggs Franklin Smith Mountain Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Hyco Halifax Hyco River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lake Connor Halifax Lake Connor 2 Concrete Ramp
Clover Halifax Stauton River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Watkins Bridge Halifax Stauton River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Popular Creek Mecklenburg Lake Gaston 2 Dock and Ramp
Steel Bridge Mecklenburg Lake Gaston 2 Dock and Ramp
Lake Gordon Mecklenburg Lake Gordon 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Midway Nelson James RIver 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Wingina Nelson James River 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lake Nelson Nelson Lake Nelson 2 Dock and Ramp
Nottaway Lake Nottaway Nottoway County Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Lake Burton Pittsylvania Lake Burton 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Leesville Dam Pittsylvania Leesville Reservoir 2 Dock and Ramp
Leesville Tailrace Pittsylvania Leesville Reservoir 2 Hand Launch (Boat Slide)
Myers Creek Pittsylvania Leesville Reservoir 2 Dock and Ramp
Anthony Ford Pittsylvania Smith Mountain Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Briery Creek Prince Edward Briery Creek Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Rte. 701 Prince Edward Briery Creek Lake 2 Dock and Ramp
Allisona Pulaski Claytor Lake 2 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lovills Creek Carroll Lovills Creek Lake 3 Dock and Ramp
Byllesby Pool Carroll New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Ivanhoe Carroll New River 3 Gravel Access
Loafer’s Rest Carroll New River 3 Gravel Access
Narrows Giles New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Rich Creek Giles New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Snidow Park (Pembroke) Giles New River 3 Concrete Ramp
Baywood Grayson New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Bridle Creek Grayson New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Independence Grayson New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Mouth of Wilson Grayson New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Old Town Grayson New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Riverside Grayson New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lake Keokee Lee Lake Keokee 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Claytor Dam Montgomery New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Whitethorne Montgomery New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Dublin Pulaski Claytor Lake 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Harry De Haven Pulaski Claytor Lake 3 Dock and Ramp
Peppers Ferry Pulaski New River 3 Gravel Access
Blackford Bridge Russell Clinch River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Carterton Russell Clinch River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Nash’s Ford Russell Clinch River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Pucketts Hole Russell Clinch River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Laurel Bed Lake Russell Laurel Bed Lake 3 Ramp and Floating Pier
Bark Camp Lake Scott Bark Camp Lake 3 Dock and Ramp
Clinchport Scott Clinch River 3 Gravel Access
Dungannon Scott Clinch River 3 Gravel Access
State Line Scott Clinch River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Hungry Mother Smyth Hungry Mother Lake 3 Dock and Ramp
Saltville Smyth North Fork Holston River 3 Concerte Ramp (No Dock)
Hidden Valley Washington Hidden Valley Lake 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Clinch Mountain Washington North Holston River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Avens Washington S. Holston Lake 3 Dock and Ramp
Whittaker Hollow Washington S. Holston Lake 3 Concrete Ramp
St. Paul Wise Clinch River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Austinville Wythe New River 3 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Rural Retreat Wythe Rural Retreat Lake 3 Dock and Ramp
Lake Albemare Albemarle Lake Albemarle 4 Dock and Ramp
Island Ford II Alleghany Jackson River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Low Moor Alleghany Jackson River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Wright Caroline Mattaponi River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
City Docks City of Fredericksburg Rappahannock 4 Dock and Ramp
Berry’s Clarke S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
Castlemen’s Ferry Clarke Shenandoah River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lockes Clarke Shenandoah River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Kellys Ford Culpeper Rappahannock 4 Hand Launch (Boat Slide)
Lake Burke Fairfax Lake Burke 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lake Brittle Fauquier Lake Brittle 4 Dock and Ramp
Ruritan Lake Fluvanna Fluvanna Ruritan Lake 4 Dock and Ramp
Hardware River / Rte. 6 Fluvanna Hardware River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Crofton Fluvanna Rivanna River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Palmyra Fluvanna Rivanna River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lake Frederick Frederick Lake Frederick 4 Dock and Ramp
West View Goochland James River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
McKimmey Loudoun Potomac River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lake Orange Orange Lake Orange 4 Dock and Ramp
Fosters Page S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Concerte Ramp (No Dock)
Grove Hill Page S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Gravel Access
Inns Keep Page S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Concrete Ramp
Massanutten Page S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
Newport Page S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
White House Page S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
Maidens/Beaumont Powhatan James RIver 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Watkins Powhatan James River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Lower Powhatan Lake Powhatan Lower Powhatan Lake 4 Dock and Ramp
Upper Powhatan Lake Powhatan Upper Powhatan Lake 4 Dock and Ramp
Lake Robertson Rockbridge Lake Robertson 4 Dock and Ramp
Lake Shenandoah Rockbridge Lake Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
Locher Rockbridge Maury River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Island Ford Rockingham Jackson River 4 Gravel Access
Port Republic Rockingham S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
Chapmans Shenandoah N. Fork of Shenandoah 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Deer Rapids Shenandoah N. Fork of Shenandoah 4 Dock and Ramp
Lake Curtis Stafford Lake Curtis 4 Dock and Ramp
Catlett Ford Warren N. Fork of Shenandoah 4 Gravel Access
Bentonville Warren S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Gravel Access
Karo Warren S. Fork Shenandoah 4 Gravel Access
Front Royal Warren Shenandoah River 4 Concrete Ramp (No Dock)
Morgans Ford Warren Shenandoah River 4 Gravel Access