Springfield City Util (Tailwaters Access)

About this Area

Total Acres

Tailwaters Access provides access to the James River, just below Lake Springfield Dam. Anglers primarily fish for channel catfish at this location. Other species present include largemouth bass and a variety of sunfish. The area is owned and maintained by City Utilities of Springfield.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Paddlefish,
    • Sunfish,
    • White Bass
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Located below Lake Springfield dam on the James River. From Highway 65, go west on James River Expressway to National Avenue and turn south. At Briar Street, turn left and continue east as Briar turns into Kissick Avenue and continues south across the dam; look for the access road on the right (next to the James River power plant).
Area Regulations