Hipcamp host Andy T.
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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

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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 in your john boat or you can 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!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 23 guests per site
Boat
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Andy a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

BYOB! Raft, kayak, canoe, motorboat...They're welcome on Sharp's!

Fishing

Sharp's Island might be the single best shad and striper fishing spot in Richmond...seriously.

Paddling

BYOB! Raft, kayak, canoe, motorboat...They're welcome on Sharp's!

Swimming

In the summer, this is an incredible spot to wade and swim in the James River.

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sharp's Island in Virginia.

Swimming hole

In the summer, this is an incredible spot to wade and swim in the James River.

Beach
River, stream or ...

The vibe at Sharp's Island

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher H.
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August 14th, 2019

Loved our stay on Sharp's Island. Will definitely be back and for longer next time.

Property
Sharp's Island
State
Virginia
$50/night
1 Site