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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

Deep Bottom Park

Important Notices For This Site

Changes to Deep Bottom and Osborne Pike Boat Access SchedulesHenrico County Parks and Recreation will be closing the ramp at Deep Bottom Park at sunset beginning on September 27, 2021. To ensure continued access for night-time angling on the James River the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will be opening the Osborne Landing Boat ramp to night-time launching effective immediately.


Deep Bottom Park may be small but it has two boat launches which provide access to the James River, a canoe/kayak launch at the mouth of Four Mile Creek, and unobstructed views up and down the river from the fishing pier or shoreline. Abundant bass, catfish, and other fish species in the tidal James River bring in bald eagles, ospreys, great egrets, laughing gulls, and even some Caspian terns. The habitat specialist prothonotary warblers breed here, too. Four Mile Creek is usually navigable in Deep Bottom’s wetlands and for a mile or more upstream, especially when the tide is coming in, so there are plenty of nooks and crannies to check for green and great blue herons, wood ducks, and belted kingfishers. 


  • The James River and surrounding tributaries here are tidal and also subject to flooding. Check the tide predictions on the NOAA website and the water levels on the National Weather Service website before heading out. 
  • The only public access point along this section of Four Mile Creek is at Deep Bottom Park. Putting-in or taking-out at anywhere else is prohibited. 


Physical Address: 9525 Deep Bottom Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

From I-295, take the VA-5 E exit toward Charles City, turn right onto Kingsland Road, turn left onto Deep Bottom Road, and follow it to the parking area by the river.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 804-652-1470,
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Deep Bottom Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • American Crow
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • American Robin
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Red-winged Blackbird

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp