Launch Locations

Paddle Locations Around Hampton Roads

Welcome to our paddle locations guide, designed to help you find launch sites around the Hampton Roads area. Each of the locations shown have been inspected by our team of guides and gives useful information. Check out our new maps for each of the areas which now include accurate locations of the launch sites and links to further detailed information.


All of the information is accurate at the time of our visit, although launch site access, cost and information such as parking availability can change. We cannot be held responsible for any errors or mistakes that may have occurred. If you know anything different to what is stated - please let us know and we can add or amend the page. Thank you!

Being keen paddlers, our staff are often out and about reviewing and testing launch locations around the Hampton Roads area and also further afield. If you know of a great location that we haven't covered then we are always interested to hear about it and add it into the guide.

Please email us:

  1. Intercoastal Waterway: Dismal Swamp Canal
  2. Deep Creek Lock Park
  3. Chesapeake Campground Launch
  4. Great Bridge Lock Park 1
  5. Great Bridge Lock Park 2
  6. North West River: Bob's Fishing Hole
  7. Indian Creek Road Small Boat Launch
  8. Baum Road Small Boat Launch
  9. North West River Park

  1. Elizabeth River Boat Landing & Park
  2. Haven Creek Boat Ramp
  3. 45th Street Boat Ramp/Marina
  4. Lafayette City Park Boat Ramp
  5. Sarah Constant Shrine Beach
  6. Captains Quarters Nature Center Park
  7. Willoughby Boat Ramp

Newport News / Hampton
  1. Huntington Park Launch
  2. Hoopes Landing Denbigh Park
  3. Peterson Yacht Basin
  4. Sunset Creek Boat Ramp

  1. Poquoson Yacht Club
  2. Rodgers A Smith Landing
  3. Wormley Creek Landing
  4. Cornwallis Cove
  5. Back Creek Park
  6. Waller Miller Park
  7. Powhatan Creek Park & Blueway
  8. Eco Discovery Park
  9. York River State Park

Eastern Shore
  1. Fisherman's Island /  Wise Boat Ramp
  2. Kiptopeke State Park
  3. Cape Charles Beach
  4. Oyster Harbor Boat Ramp
  5. Cape Charles Boat Landing
  6. Willis Wharf Harbor
  7. Harborton Landing
  8. Wachapreague Town Marina
  9. Onancock Wharf and Marina

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