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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Changes to Policy for Fishing from Boating Access Piers at City Parks


The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, DGIF, manages the boating access pier at White Bank Park in partnership with the City of Colonial Heights. The City of Colonial Heights manages fishing piers at Fort Clifton Park and Lakeview Park, and the boating access pier at Roslyn Landing Park. Boating access piers are designed to allow boaters to tie up, load, and unload boats. In the past, DGIF and the City have allowed fishing from some of their boating access piers, to include White Bank Park and Roslyn Landing Park.

DGIF has begun implementing their policy to not allow fishing from boating access piers throughout the state. Effective October 21, 2019, fishing from the boating access piers at White Bank Park and Roslyn Landing Park will no longer be permitted. Fishing is permitted from the Fort Clifton Park and Lakeview Park piers, along with appropriate City of Colonial Heights property along Swift Creek and the Appomattox River.

We appreciate that the loss of boating access piers for fishing may be frustrating for those who have come to rely on them. Our first obligation must be the safety of the public, while providing access to natural resources.

Please contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (804)520-9390 with any questions.

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