Elizabeth River Park

The Elizabeth River Park, located on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, has one of the most active boat ramps in the Hampton Roads area. Boaters are able to enjoy easy access to the Elizabeth River.

Adjacent to the park is the scenic South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. This bridge is truly an engineering marvel, spanning the distance between Chesapeake and Portsmouth at a maximum height of 169 feet that allows for huge ships to pass under it. Learn more about Elizabeth River Park.

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Park Amenities

  • Snack Shack building with concessions and bait and tackle supplies is open Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Restrooms and covered pavilion with picnic tables
  • Paved parking lots
  • Free public boat ramp and boat trailer parking with 24-hour access
  • Playground
  • Cardio fitness area with multiple stations
  • Crabbing/fishing pier (free, no fishing license required). Pier hours are sunrise to sunset. (Crabbing/fishing not permitted on boat dock.)
  • Certified fish weigh station
  • Fish cleaning station with water
  • Multiple rentable shelters and gazebos throughout the park
  • Improved docking facilities
  • Additional restroom building near the playground
  • Dog park (annual membership required)
  • Large gazebo with stage with view of waterfront
  • Numerous benches along the waterfront
  • Scenic paved path around the park with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access


Elizabeth River Park Fun Facts

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