04/28 Moonlight Ride and Campfire

Moonlight Ride and Campfire
NEW! Explore the Dutch Gap Conservation Area by bike – at night! Start your bike trek before sunset and pedal an easy two miles to the Peninsula. Enjoy a light dinner, some activities and a campfire with S’mores. Turn on your headlights and ride back 2.5 miles to the parking lot. This is an easy bike ride with minimal elevation gain. Trail is suitable for bikes hauling trailers. Mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are necessary. Helmets and bike lights are required. Bring a light dinner and drink. We will provide the S’mores.
Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road
Saturday, April 28,   7:30-9:30 p.m.      $5  Course 33369
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

05/12 Seldom Seen Island

Seldom Seen Island
See the Tidal Lagoon in the Dutch Gap Conservation Area like you have never seen it before. Paddle at low tide to see exposed barges and Seldom Seen Island. See what’s revealed after the water drops almost four feet. Minimum age is 8. An adult must accompany children aged 8 -14. Paddling time is approximately 2 hours.
Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road
Saturday, May 12,   9:00a.m.-noon.      $16  Course 33373
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

05/19 Evening Paddle at the Heron Rookery

Evening Paddle at the Heron Rookery
Embark on an evening paddle at the Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Slip quietly through the waters to observe wildlife and observe the heron rookery, Watch the changing colors as the sun sets below the horizon. For ages 10 and older. An adult must accompany children aged 10-14. Paddling time is approximately 2 hours.
Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road
Saturday, May 19,   5-8 p.m.    $16      Course 33371
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

01/01 Individual and Group Canoe or Kayak Tours

Individual and Group Canoe/Kayak Tours

Enlist the naturalist for a nature tour to discover and explore the Dutch Gap Conservation Area. All trips include sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, personal flotation device, basic paddling instructions, and guided tour. Tours can accommodate an individual, couples, or groups. For more information and to schedule a tour, call Mark Battista at 318-8735.

06/02 Sunset Paddle

Sunset Paddle
Paddle into the evening hours as the sun drifts below the horizon and the tide ebbs. Visit the graveyard, islands, and labyrinth. Minimum age is 10. An adult must accompany children 10-14 years of age. Paddling time is approximately 2 hours.
Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road
Saturday, June 2,   5:30-8:30 p.m.      $16  Course 33383
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

04/22 Kayaking 101-Introduction to Calm Water Paddling

Kayaking 101 – Introduction to Calm Water Paddling
Join the regions’ most experienced staff and learn how to paddle the correct way with Chesterfield County’s professional instructors! This class is designed for the person who wants to learn the basics of flat-water kayaking. The class covers entries, exits, strokes, safety, and the equipment needed to start kayakinq. An optional tour of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area is included. Rental includes kayak and all equipment. Swimming ability is required. Minimum age is 11 and youth 11-13 must be accompanied by an actively participating adult. Max. weight 250 lbs. due to kayak limitations.
Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 251 Henricus Park Rd.
Sunday, April 22,   9 a.m.- 4 p.m.    $70 ($80 w/ rental)      Course 33329
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov