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Sharp's Island

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· Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia
1 acre hosted by Andy T.
1 tent site
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Boat-in
This Hipcamp is accessible by boat.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Sharp's Island is so named because the Sharp family of Richmond owned it as far back as the 1850s. The old brick foundation you see in the pictures is all that remains of a house that was built on the island in 1895 and stood for 75 years! We consider ourselves stewards of an amazing historic, ecological, geologic, and recreational asset, and we had love to have you add your own story to this island's long history! NOTE: The parking situation has changed due to construction! The parking information in the pictures is not correct (but Hipcamp won't let me delete them). Contact Andy at 804-212-6639 for parking instructions. You have to get to Sharp's Island on your own, but we can rent you a canoe or kayak (it's super easy). Learn more about this land: One-of-a-kind really only begins to describe 1-acre Sharp's Island! For starters, this is the only legal camping option in the city of Richmond. You read that correctly. This is your own private island, and it's right in the heart of downtown RVA! The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain right here at Sharp's Island. That makes for amazing fishing, especially during the spring shad and striper runs.  Some other incredible things about camping at Sharp's Island: You can motor up to it from Ancarrow's Landing, canoe over from the trail just below Mayo Bridge, or make this the destination for your downriver raft/kayak trip; at summer river levels there are literally dozens of great swimming holes along the banks (we can sell you tubes for lounging); choose your own campsite: sandy beach or forested interior; Fire pit ready and waiting for you. And lots more!One-of-a-kind really only begins to describe 1-acre Sharp's Island! For starter's, this is the only legal camping option in the city of Richmond. You read that correctly. This is your own private island, and it's right in the heart of downtown RVA! The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain right here at Sharp's Island. That makes for amazing fishing, especially during the spring shad and striper runs.  Some other incredible things about camping at Sharp's Island: You can motor up to it from Ancarrow's Landing, canoe over from the trail just below Mayo Bridge, or make this the destination for your downriver raft/kayak trip; at summer river levels there are literally dozens of great swimming holes along the banks (we can sell you tubes for lounging); choose your own campsite: sandy beach or forested interior; Fire pit ready and waiting for you. And lots more! (You have to get to Sharp's Island on your own, but we can rent you a canoe or kayak!)
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49 ratings · 35 reviews
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Austin L.recommends
April 28, 2024
Sharp's Island
Great spot! Andy was helpful in giving direction prior to going out.
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David V.recommends
April 9, 2024
Sharp's Island
Secluded spot, yet steps away from the City. Great island, cabin (under construction while I was there), bathroom… fire pit.. just a great spot to fish, camp or just hang out.
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Chris S.recommends
April 2, 2024
Sharp's Island
Another great stay at Sharps!
Another great stay at Sharps -- amazing views and wildlife with the impressive backdrop of the city. Plenty of space for a large group to spread out and relax, and great spots to get together and cook, socialize and recreate!
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Luke G.recommends
February 23, 2024
Sharp's Island
Andy is a great host and it was a lovely experience.
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Jacob K.recommends
November 7, 2023
Sharp's Island
Serenity on the James
This was my third visit to the island and it never disappoints. Love the addition of a picnic table to one of the tent foundations. Was treated to a nice variety of bird sightings and an amazing sunset. My pup also loved the freedom of roaming the island off leash!
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Kelly M.recommends
October 8, 2023
Sharp's Island
Great host! Island was wonderful! We will definitely be back!
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Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Powhatan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Andy T.Joined in April 2019
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