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Williams Wharf Landing is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. No trespassing after sundown without permission or unless you are attending an event. During the day, we invite you to visit the Wharf with kayaks, canoes, small sailboats, rowing shells and other motorless watercraft to launch from the floating dock and enjoy the beautiful East River.

Because of restrictions imposed with one of the major grants used to restore the Wharf, we do not allow motor-powered boats to use the Wharf without permission and/or prior arrangements.

We also offer a covered Pavilion for outdoor but sheltered picnics, and a fishing pier (bring your license!). Due to insurance requirements, groups of 16 or more must call 804-725-9685 to reserve facilities for your event. 
  • September 7 – 10 a.m.-Noon – VA Tidewater Trailrunners Duathlon; www.vttrunners.com
  • September 11 – CANCELLED - 5-9:30 p.m. – Party at the Wharf with music by 7 th Street - $5 at the gate – beer/wine cash bar – food available - Contact Lynda Greve at 804-725-9685 or info@mathewslandconservancy.org for information
  • September 20 - 1-4 p.m. – 14 th Annual L. Wayne Hudgins Wharf to Wharf Swim – a 1 mile open water swim across the East River from Williams Wharf to Hicks Wharf and back – swimmers must have $100 minimum sponsorships to swim – Contact Lynda Greve at 804-725-9685 or info@mathewslandconservancy.org for registration or sponsorship information
  • October 3 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - TOGA Oyster Float Workshop; www.oystergardener.org
  • October 17 - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - MPARC Sally Thompkins Radio Event - Pavilion and Grounds
  • October 24 – Time TBA – Mathews Seafood Festival – More information coming soon
  • November 7 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m. - Private Wedding
  • November 26 – 8:30-11 a.m. - Turkey Trot – 4 mile run/walk/bike from Mathews High School to Williams Wharf – please bring a canned good for “Hands Across Mathews” - Contact Lynda Greve at 804-725-9685 or info@mathewslandconservancy.org for more information
  • December 24 – 8:30-10 a.m. – MRA Annual Christmas Eve Row – open to all MHS and MRA crew alumnae – www.mobjackrowing.org

To participate, reserve facilities or for more information, visit mathewslandconservancy.org or call the Mathew Land Conservancy at 804-725-9685 or info@mathewslandconservancy.org

Wharf to Wharf Swim Registration and Waiver Form


Open Swim Waiver