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scenic.” He noted that the Chickahominy is “an overlooked jewel. It is a great cruise for any boater looking for natural beauty.” While narrow in places, the channel is deep. If your yacht fits under the Route 5 Bridge, it can probably cruise up to the dam. The entire river is a fishing hole. The Chickahominy is not known for trophy largemouth bass, but is recognized for having large numbers of bass up to three pounds. Wild rice that fed the natives feeds waterfowl today. Wildlife that fed the colonists exists today. It is one of the best places on the Chesapeake Bay to watch eagles. John Page Williams noted that he saw 15 eagles during one day on the river. If you plan a visit, the Chickahominy Riverfront Park provides river access as well as numerous other activities. Located at the mouth of the river just off Route 5, the park has boat rentals, pools, a fishing pier, kayak launching area, paved boat ramp with floating docks, campsites with beautiful views of the river, and more. The Chickahominy

##The whole place is a fishing hole, and it’s a great place to bird watch, especially for eagles.

Wildlife Management Area is located on the west side of the river off Route 5. Facilities there include 15,217 acres of natural habitat and a boat ramp on Morris Creek. Morris creek is totally undeveloped and was also used in the filming of The New World. This is a great spot for bird watchers. Up river, The River’s Rest in Charles City caters to vessels large and small.

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On the lake, Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait can rent you a boat or put you up for the night. And visit chickahominytribe. com to learn more about the natives. Visit for information on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historical Trail. Dump your skiff in the Chickahominy, travel back in time, and see a part of the Chesapeake Bay as it was centuries ago. #

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