Williams Wharf

January 2012 Sunset@WharfOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWilliams Wharf, an historic boatyard and steamship landing, provides public access to Mathews’ picturesque East River for engineless watercraft (canoes, kayaks, rowing shells). Recent restoration of the wharf area added waterfront green space, floating docks, fishing area, support building with restrooms, an exhibition building for events or water-oriented classes and activities, a small floating stage and outdoor seating, and small-craft handling center. William Wharf Landing is also proud to be home to the National Champion Mathews High School Crew Team.

Williams Wharf is managed by the Mathews Land Conservancy.

Directions to the Boathouse from south and west

  • Take 64 to Route 17 (J. Clyde Morris Blvd) exit.
  • Follow Route 17 North through Gloucester County.
  • Turn right on Route 17 Business after you pass Wal-Mart.
  • Turn right onto Route 14 at the first stop light.
  • Follow Route 14 until you reach a stop sign (about 12 miles).
  • Turn right onto Route 14/Route 198.
  • Stop at the first stop sign.
  • Turn right again (Hardee’s on the corner).
  • Drive about 2 miles and turn right on Route 614.
  • Follow to the end of Williams Wharf.

Boathouse location:
1070 Williams Wharf Rd. Mathews, Virginia 23109