Outdoor Recreation

James River Public Boat Ramps

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains 2 public boat landings on the James River, located at:
  • Beaumont, just south of Maidens on Route 522
  • Watkins Landing, located off Huguenot Trail Road

Powhatan State Park 

State park located along the James River just off Rt. 522 with over 1,565 acres and two miles of riverfront. 
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Tubing and Paddle Boarding (3 car-tops boat slides)
  • Camping (full-service to primitive style with three yurts)
  • Trails (walking and horseback riding)
  • Playgrounds and picnic shelters

Appomattox River

Powhatan claims this scenic and historic river as its southern border.

Powhatan Wildlife Management area

Under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Powhatan’s Wildlife Management Area covers 4,462 acres, which provides opportunities for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking.

Cozy Acres Family Campground

Family owned and operated, Cozy Acres offers over 100 sites for tents and RVs, a rustic cabin with no amenities, and 2 cottages with kitchen and bath. Other facilities include a:
  • Arcade
  • Bath house
  • Catch and release pond with gazebo
  • Clubhouse
  • Fenced-in kid’s pool
  • Horseshoe area
  • Large picnic shelter
  • Laundry room
  • Swimming pool
  • Trading post
  • Volleyball area
For a fee, you may try your luck at the farm-raised catfish pond. Call 804-598-2470 or visit their website.

Scottville Connector Trail

A walking trail is being planned to connect the County’s premiere 55-year old and older community with Fighting Creek Park (home of the public library and YMCA).