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The James River Watershed
The James River is Virginia’s largest river, flowing across the entire state from its beginning at the headwaters of the Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers in Bath and Highland Counties, to its mouth at the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton Roads. It is Virginia’s largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay.
The James River is a wonderful destination for recreation and enjoyment. Each year millions of Virginians go to the James and its tributaries to boat, fish, swim, hike or just take in the beautiful scenery. Let us help you enjoy the James »
The James River watershed presents history and exploration as close as our own backyard. In efforts to familiarize Richmond students with the vitality of the watershed, James River Association and James River Park System educated 1,600 Richmond Public School sixth...read more
Have you ordered your copy of America's Favorite Flies? This incredibly beautiful book features stunning photographs of flies submitted by 224 fly fishermen and women throughout North America and the remarkable stories they have written about them. Some notable...read more
There are many ways to become part of the James River Community: