Lawerence Lewis, Jr. Park

Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park is a 24-acre site located on the James River and accessible from Route 5 via Willcox Wharf Road. This is a great place for fishing, bird watching, picnicking and launching your boat. The park is home to eagles, blue heron and other waterfowl. A Virginia Civil War Trails exhibit tells the story of Union army crossing the river from this landing in 1864. Six historical exhibits related to the 1600s connect the park to the John Smith Adventures on the James driving tour. The park is also a Chesapeake Bay Gateways site and a stop on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife tour. Park amenities include a picnic area, comfort station, fishing and birding pier, a short swamp boardwalk leading to a wooded trail and a boat ramp. The boat ramp is open: May 1st – September 30th Mondays to Fridays (1:00am – 7:30pm) and Weekends and holidays (7:00am – 7:30pm); October 1st to April 30th (open daily sunrise to sunset). A 5$ fee applies to non-residents. The park has separate entrances for the upper and lower levels – don’t miss half the park.

Categories: Birding & Wildlife AreasCivil War HistoryOutdoor AdventureOutdoor Family Fun

12600 Willcox Wharf Road
Charles City, VA 23030