Rappahannock River Frontage


About 167 feet of frontage on the river.  Photo was taken at low tide. 

Frontage on Rappahannock River.   Build a dock to enjoy the river;  below, is a hotlink to the joint permit application for a dock:



Please note that it would require putting a road to the river to put a boat in.   However, a dock can be constructed from the river itself, no need to put a road to the river because contractor would work from a barge.

Fastest and most economical solution to put a boat in from Rock Stop Farm is to use Hicks Landing, just down river and is owned by the same family which owns the country store.  A small fee and you can launch a boat at the landing, which is about a mile or more from this 87 acres.  



Boat, canoe, kayak, fish, hunt, water ski, swim, or just sit and watch the river go by and all that flies over it or fish jumping.  


The Rappahannock River is a truly beautiful river journey, up towards Fredericksburg, past the site where President George Washington grew up, or down river to Port Royal, where the river begins to widen, thence to Tappahannock, Urbana, and the Bay. 


These historic pilings are visible at low tide, and are from a time when steamboats once were the main form of transportation to big cities such as Baltimore.   

Today, a dock; which requires a permit; mostly by-right, provided it is reasonable such as not blocking the channel.  Water depth at the channel is about 20 to 30 feet deep. 


Although tidal (about two feet vertical), the water is mostly ‘fresh’ with very little salt content, since this is far up, from the Chesapeake Bay, but is nonetheless considered part of the Bay.   Salt becomes more prevalent in the area of Tappahannock, about 30+ miles down river. 


Only one neighboring Rock Stop parcel has access to the river from a right of way which is shown on the plat of survey for the 87 acres.  The deed states the rights of way are only for access to the river. 

tidal river beauty
Rappahannock River tidal waters for boating, fishing, hunting

As noted on page one, the Home page:  it is a journey to get to the river.

An old logging road connects the house site to the stream valley, cross the stream and you are at the river.  Since this is low bank river frontage, it is in a floodplain.  The house site is far up on a plateau and safely out of a floodplain.   Docks are at the river edge and hence are almost always in a floodplain. 


remains of an ancient dock
These pilings are at low tide and date to well over a hundred years ago when steamships roamed the river