Banister River Blueway Project - Banister Lake Boat Landing and King's Bridge Landing

Town of Halifax, Halifax, VA

The Town Comprehensive Plan identifies the "Banister Lake/Banister River Recreation Area" to promote natural resource protection (water quality and wildlife habitat) and to market outdoor recreation and natural heritage experiences. Banister Lake Access is a new ramp with ADA accessible courtesy pier for motorized boats and a new canoe/kayak hand launch. King’s Bridge Access is a hand launch only for canoes & kayaks with wayside, scenic river overlook/interpretive signage.

Counties Impacted:

  • Banister Lake Boat Landing-1125 L.P. Bailey Memorial Hwy.
  • King’s Bridge Landing-1041 Bethel Rd

​These facilities help Halifax’s participation with a larger regional vision that brings increased access, environmental awareness, and a beautiful presentation of both the Banister Lake and the Banister River.

- Mayor V. Kristy Johnson, Town of Halifax



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