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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!

Guided Paddles


Sunset Kayak Paddle

Date: Friday May 24 and Saturday June 29

Time: 5p.m. – 7 p.m.

See Paradise Creek up close and personal on a guided tour through the restored wetland and out in Paradise Creek. Our ornithologist is residence will join to teach guests basic birding skills. Learn about the animals that call Paradise Creek home and how nature and industry can coexist in harmony.

Cost: $40 for non-Elizabeth River Project members; $30 for members – Register contact Kat Fishkfish@elizabethriver.org


Early Bird Kayak Paddle

Date: Saturday May 25

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Celebrate Memorial Day a little early with a morning at Paradise Creek! Go on a guided tour joined by our ornithologist in residence, learn about the wildlife that calls Paradise Creek home, and how nature and industry can coexist in harmony.  

Cost: $40 for non-Elizabeth River Project members; $30 for members –– Register contact Kat Fishkfish@elizabethriver.org


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