Janes Island State Park

Water Trails

Named one North America’s best paddle trails by the American Canoe Association, Janes Island State Park offers more than 30 miles of marked water trails that meander throughout the island’s saltmarsh. Most of the waterways are protected from wind and current, providing ideal conditions for both experienced and novice paddlers. Three backcountry campsites are located along the trails for overnight expeditions.

The Janes Island State Park Water Trail map/guide features seven water trails, all of which begin and end at the park's marina and boat launch. The trails provide a wide variety of paddling experiences so there are options for all levels of expertise. The map/guide also includes information on park amenities, camping, boating safety and regulations and the area’s natural resources. The trails range in length from 1.25 to 12.5 miles and include routes along the open waters of Tangier Sound, the Big and Little Annemessex Rivers as well as various creeks and marsh routes. This map/guide is available at Janes Island State Park and from the DNR Outdoor Store at http://shopdnr.com/watertrails.aspx.​ To view a pdf version of the water map, click here​.