Tag Archives: Bosher’s Dam

Access Week: Support for boat landing under Willey Bridge?

Under the Edward E. Willey Bridge on the south bank at Cherokee RoadPhil Riggan – James River News Hub

Access Week! One of the first complaints most people have when discussing the James River in Richmond is that there aren’t enough access points. This is Day 2 as James River News Hub tackles the topic of access points.

Gates to enter the Willey Bridge property off Cherokee RoadThe Edward E. Willey Bridge is just east of Bosher’s Dam (discussed Day 1) and is located in an exclusive neighborhood. The property that could make a good access point for the James is located under the bridge’s two “S” shaped spans on the south bank of the river off Cherokee Road.

There is potential for a boat landing, potentially similar to the one at Huguenot Flatwater. There is very little attractive landscape to this area under the bridge, and it is sandwiched in between some very high-priced homes. Cherokee Road is narrow, hilly and sometimes dangerous in this area.

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Access Week: Should a park be created at Bosher’s Dam?

Willey Bridge in view from the fish ladder at Bosher's DamPhil Riggan – James River News Hub

Access Week! One of the first complaints most people have when discussing the James River in Richmond is that there aren’t enough access points — places to get to the river for paddling, swimming, fishing, sunning, parking, etc.

James River News Hub is going to tackle the topic of access points to the James River in Richmond. Each day this week, we will profile and seek comments about certain properties within the Falls of the James where there is a possibility to create an access point to the river.

Bosher's Dam, viewed from the north bank at the fish ladderThe first stop is located at the beginning of the Falls of the James River: Bosher’s Dam. The dam marks the beginning the nine-mile stretch of the river in which it drops more than 100 feet in altitude as it runs through Richmond.

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Taking advantage of the James when water is low

WTVR CBS6’s Mark Holmberg did a story about the advantages of the James when the water levels are low.

Yes, Mother Nature, your son finds you to be beautiful in every way. So when our editors asked me to go out and do a low-river-level story [we] found how many consider a thinner James to be beautiful in different and interesting ways.

Holmberg goes through and behind the falls of Bosher’s Dam, talks about some of the holes that people can swim through and how it can improve fishing when the water is low.

Kayaking the James: Bosher’s Dam

For many, the James River isn’t about the rapids and rocks. Solitude and serenity draws many to the calmer waters above the Falls of the James and Huguenot Flatwater is the place to launch for a quiet paddle.

If you need a destination, Bosher’s Dam is about a mile up river from Huguenot Flatwater and is a scenic, peaceful and pleasant spot to enjoy the James.

See more including a full slideshow at Richmond.com