PAN Access Advisory
Goose Creek, VA, at Riverside Parkway
Information from Sean Reagan, October 2004
Riverside Parkway, finished circa 2003, is about Ĺ mile below VA 7. There are some little surf waves at a broken-down dam just below the bridge, with a nice take-out eddy on river left. It used to be that if you wanted to play there, you had to float several miles of flatwater all the way out to Algonkian Park on the Potomac.
Riverside Parkway is a recent road, and so isnít on many map resources yet. It is on Mapquest, however. To get there, start east of Leesburg on VA 7 and turn north onto Belmont Ridge Road. The first 4-way stop you come to is Riverside Parkway. Turn left onto Riverside Parkway and cross Goose Creek. Take the next left onto Rocky Creek Drive, about 100 yards after crossing the creek. There is no parking along Riverside so park on Rocky Creek Drive.
The access is an unpaved path on upstream side of the Riverside Parkway bridge. The path goes under the bridge to the downstream side. The take-out eddy is about 50 yards below the bridge, on river left and just below the washed-out dam.
PLEASE NOTE: Most private owners and organizations never invite paddlers to use their land. Many are kind enough to tolerate it. Just as we paddle at our own risk, we use advisories, parking spaces, and access sites at our own risk.