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James River Wildlife Management Area - Dispersed Camping

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Fish and Wildlife Service

A camping authorization is required to camp on WMA’s. Authorization can be obtained at any license agent or at GOOUTDOORSVIRGINIA.COM. Primitive camping is allowed for up to 14 consecutive nights when occupants are engaged in authorized activities (no more than 14 nights in any 28-day period).…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group


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  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites


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Zach K.
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2022

Great, secluded location

The James River WMA is primarily used by hunters and fishermen throughout the year. However, one of the benefits of this place is that it is also open to dispersed campers! You simply need to purchase either a daily or annual access pass from the DWR website and then report which days you will be…

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James River Wildlife Management Area - Dispersed Camping is located in Virginia


Physical Address: Route 626/ Cabell Rd., Wingina, VA 24599 Access is from State Route 56, between Lovingston and Buckingham Court House, on Route 626 travel easterly following road signs. From the Previous Site on the James River Loop of VBWT: From James River State Park, return to Rt. 606 and follow it back to Rt. 604 and SR 56. Turn left onto SR 56 and continue back across the James River to Rt. 626/Howardsville Road. Turn right onto Rt. 626/Howardsville Road and follow it for approximately 1.0 miles to Rt. 743/Midway Mills Road. Turn right and go 0.3 miles then veer left and continue 0.8 miles into the James River WMA.


37.66925628653068 N
78.72478592246085 W

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