- The James River Ranger District has many recreation opportunities such as numerous interpretive and multi-use trails, boating opportunities, canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping.
Recreation - This area holds numerous antiquing opportunities, restaurants, local artisan crafts and annual festivals.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The mountainous Blue Ridge area has cold winter months with temperatures ranging from 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) and dropping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The summer mountainous Blue Ridge temperatures range from below 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius) to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).
James River Ranger District is located in western Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Interstate 81.