Ecothusiasts! Relaxing on the River in Smithfield, Virginia

Beautiful Rescue, Virginia in Isle of Wight County
Historic Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Smithfield Station Waterfront Inn, Restaurant and Marina
Taste of Smithfield - Smithfield Foods' flagship cafe and gourmet grocery
Windsor Castle Park in Historic Downtown Smithfield
'A Walk in the Park' by Jennifer Lycke of one of the many walking trails at Windsor Castle Park
Beautiful Rescue, Virginia in Isle of Wight County
319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23431
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Isle Of Wight
Phone: (800) 365-9339
Visitor Center: (757) 357-5182

In 1608, shortly after the Jamestown settlement was established, Captain John Smith crossed the James River & traded with the Warraskoyack Tribe, first residents of present-day Isle of Wight County. Est. in 1634 as one of the original 8 shires of the Virginia Colony, this rural community with its quaint towns of Windsor & Smithfield is rich in history. The Pagan & Blackwater Rivers, and the Jones & Cypress Creeks provide boating opportunities from canoeing & kayaking to motorboats & sailing. The Pagan is maintained to a minimum depth of 10 feet. With the Smithfield Station, historic downtown Smithfield is easily accessible by water or land, so you can take in the area's historic attractions, shopping, dining & lodging opportunities as well. Isle of Wight County is "boater friendly," offering Jones Creek Boat Ramp & Fishing Pier and Tyler's Beach Boat Ramp, the privately owned Brown's Marina & Gatling Pointe Yacht Club, as well as the unique Smithfield Station, Waterfront Inn Restaurant & Marina. The new riverside Windsor Castle Park, is located in downtown Smithfield and features a canoe/kayak ramp, walking trails, dogpark & picnic areas - all easily accessible to the downtown district and Smithfield Station. The area has several great fishing spots. Robert Clontz Park, located in Smithfield, is a gorgeous boardwalk on the Pagan River, a perfect spot for fishing. Carrollton Nike Park offers a fishing pier in a park setting. Ragged Island Wildlife Refuge is located near the James River Bridge, and Butler Campgrounds has a fishing pier, plus tent camping and a boathouse. Be sure to finish your trip by dining at one of our waterfront establishments: the Smithfield Station, or Captain Chuck-a-Muck's in Rescue. Or try one of our downtown restaurants including the Smithfield Inn, Gourmet Bakery, Olde World Tea Company, the Ice Cream Parlor or the new Taste of Smithfield – Smithfield Foods' flagship café and gourmet grocery.

Last Updated: 8/29/2013 10:43 AM