Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park

Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park is a 24-acre site located on the James River.  It is a great place for fishing, bird watching and picnicking.  Its amenities include a picnic area, comfort station, fishing and birding pier and a short swamp boardwalk leading to a wooded trail. 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.

The park has separate entrances for the upper and lower levels – don’t miss half the park!