With an abundance of rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, tidal lagoons, and salt marshes, Tidewater Virginia area is an excellent area for enjoying paddlesports. Enthusiasts explore local waterways with canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and other craft.

Paddlesports Areas

First Landing State Park (Virginia Beach)

False Cape State Park

Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Smith and Lake Lawson Natural Area (Virginia Beach)

Lynnhaven River

Elizabeth River

Nansemond River

James River

Rudee Inlet – Lake Rudee

Water Trails

John Smith National Historic Trail

Eastern Branch Elizabeth River Water Trail


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