Virginia Seaside Water Trail - Chincoteague Downtown Park Launch Site

paddle imageChincoteague Downtown Park

Level of difficulty: Advanced

Skill level descriptions

Directions to Launch Site:

  • From US 13, East on Route 175, 10.2 Miles.
  • Left on Main Street, 0.5 Miles.
  • Left into parking lot.
  • Floating dock is to the South a few hundred feet

Route Description:

Chincoteague Downtown Park is heavily used by powerboats and commercial fishing vessels and should be used only by Advanced paddlers or as an emergency landing site. Chincoteague Downtown Park has good access to Chincoteague Channel and the surrounding marshes. There is a floating dock at the South end of the park. Boats must be carried a few hundred feet from the parking lot.

Note: Beginners should avoid this area due to strong currents and the heavy recreational boat and commercial fishing vessel activity.

Chincoteague Downtown Park - advanced route - Chincoteague Downtown Park

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