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Kayak in Paradise

Free Kayak Launch:

A handicap accessible kayak launch is now open at the park for non-motorized vessels! Bring your kayak or canoe and explore our 11 acres of restored wetlands, opening into Paradise Creek. You’ll need to carry your vessel a short distance from the far end of the parking lot. Or join us for a guided paddle in our kayaks!

Public Tours:

Kayaking Paradise Creek

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Crerek Nature Park's 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the region's first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat and more! Mut be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without an adult. No prior experience necessary.

Kayaking starts June 16th!

Registration required at least two business days prior. Cost: $40 per person/$30 members of Elizabeth River Project.  (757)-392-7132,

Dates:   Sunday, Aug. 5, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

             Saturday, Aug. 18, 4 pm – 6 pm

             Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 am – 11 am

Clear bottom kayak fleet made possible by: 

  • Carroll and Gloria Creecy
  • Marjorie and Bob Jackson
  • In memory of Frank W. and Esther C. Myers by Dr. Linda Rice
  • Steve and Judy Perry
  • Lynn Cobb and Warren Richard
  • The Family of Wanda Russo
  • The Rotary Club of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and District 7600