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Virginia River Access Opportunity [UPDATE]

Posted: 01/22/2008
by Kevin Colburn

In a recent AW review of river access laws across the Nation, Virginia was among the states providing the fewest public rights to simply float down rivers and streams.  After years of access conflicts and legal uncertainty, state legislators will now consider a proposal for studying this issue and possibly proposing legislation to modernize Virginia’s stream access laws.  We encourage paddlers to get involved in this great opportunity to help Virginia become more friendly to river based recreation and tourism.