Upper James River Water Trail

  • 16 East Main Street, Box 4
    Fincastle, VA 24090
  • Phone: (540) 473-1167
  • FAX: 473-8605
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The mighty James River begins its majestic journey in Botetourt County, winding through the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on its way to the Chesapeake Bay. The unspoiled beauty of the river is more accessible than ever through the Upper James River Water Trail. Paddlers, anglers and families can get back to nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of 45 miles of the Upper James, including 14 pristine miles designated as a Virginia Scenic River. See the mountains like you've never seen them before on the Upper James River Water Trail.

  • Major Access Routes: I-81, US 220, Rt. 11, I-64
  • Directions: There are multiple access points to the Upper James River Water Trail. It runs under I-81 as well as US 220 North. Please see the website for details about specific entry locations for the James River.