Slate River

JRBF-Slate River-Friday-AM, June 21, 2019.

Slate River was calm and clear Friday morning. The sun peaked out over the top of the trees and the view over the point was beautiful. Up-river a short distance at a private boat ramp were several batteaux tied off and people still sleeping. The sun creeped up on to them as the morning started.…

Slate River

JRBF-2019-Slate River – Thursday-PM, June 20, 2019.

The Slate River site was busy with the local Masonic Lodge members preparing Catfish dinners and Hamburgers and Hot Dogs to sell for dinner. A dark cloud and bad storm warnings were seen and it rained for a while. I was lucky to get a boxed Catfish dinner to take to the truck while it…

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Batteaux have great launch from Percival’s Island today, June 15th, 2019.

The weather was great for the start of the 2019 James River Batteau Festival. It was nice and clear and sunny, the river water was a good color, not muddy and conditions were just right! The batteaux slowly drifted down to Percival’s Island to wait for the official launch as they were announced by Jeff…

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FOOD AT SITES UPDATED for Galt’s Mill, Bent Creek, Wingina, Howardsville, Slate River & Cartersville

Please note that the food available at three sites has been updated as follows: Revised 6-13-19, 7:00-a.m. Galt’s Mill Supper Sat. Night: Three food vendors: 1. Vitos – Burgers Menu & Ice Cream. 2. Food Truck – Philly Cheese Steak & Mexican Food. 3. Food Truck – Shaved Ice. Galt’s Mill Breakfast Sun. AM: Food…

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James River Batteau Festival – Maps to sites:

There is a new page with this information in the menu bar and also posted here: “Rucker Landing” – Amherst Public Boat Ramp Percival’s Island Galt’s Mill Bent Creek Wingina Howardsville Scottsville Slate River Cartersville Maiden’s Landing

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JRBF-2016-Scottsville to Slate River

Photos above from the Hardware River boat ramp which is between Scottsville and Slate River. Thursday morning in Scottsville was very wet as a big storm hit during the early hours. Rain continued to fall during the morning while the batteaux loaded up to head down-river. Ralph Smith was helpful to the crew of the…