News & Events for Chesapeake Bay
Open for Business Virginia: Hope Springs and Coles Point Marinas
Date Posted: 2020-06-23
Source: Staff Report
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Phase Three of the Forward Virginia reopening plan will begin next Wednesday, July 1. Oasis Marinas in Hope Springs Marina in Stafford and Coles Point Marina in Hague are both already open and thriving.
The current data on cases, PPE supply, hospital capacity and more is looking positive, according to Northam and he said this progress is why he feels comfortable planning to move into Phase Three next week.
Hope Springs Marina is a full-service marina located on a protected section of beautiful Aquia Creek, offering a 300 rack indoor fully enclosed boathouse, 180 deep water slips, 4 paved launch ramps and 700 feet of sandy beach, all just minutes from the Potomac River. Only four miles from Interstate 95 (Exit 140), Hope Springs boasts over six acres of parking, a picnic area with a fire-pit, and a spectacular clubhouse for our guests. Boaters will appreciate the variety of amenities available, including an on-site convenience store, a fully tiled and air conditioned bathhouse with showers, and a laundry room as well as a nicely equipped fitness center. 30 amp metered electrical hookups, and a modern pump-out and dump station are found on the docks.
One of many unique features at Hope Springs Marina are our jet ports. Your jet ski is always accessible when you are in the mood to splash around in the water. Slide the ski off when you’re ready to ride and easily drive it back up when you’re done. This special feature is a helpful way to keep your ski clean and free from stain. They are available to rent on an annual basis if you store your boat here.
Coles Point Marina and RV Resort is nestled on the Potomac River, near the Chesapeake Bay. It's just a two hour drive from Washington, D.C. and Annapolis - but a world away from the hustle, bustle and traffic jam shuffle. Once you arrive at Coles Point, there's nothing left to do but kick back, relax and enjoy our amazing amenities. Pack all the activities you can – kayaks, boat, fishing poles, bikes – or keep it simple and pack a book.
However you like to vacation, these Oasis marinas have the perfect retreat for boaters.
Face coverings will still be required in indoor public spaces, Northam said.
Here are some additional details about Phase Three:
- Gatherings can include up to 250 people.
- The capacity for non-essential retail will be lifted.
- The capacity for restaurants and beverage services will be lifted, but physical distancing will still be required.
- Entertainment venues like museums, zoos and other outdoor venues may open at a 50% capacity with a cap of 1,000 people.
- Gyms and fitness centers can open with up to 75% of capacity.
- Personal grooming services will still need to follow physical distancing guidelines
- Overnight summer camps will still be closed.
- Recreational sports will still require physical distancing
Northam reminded people that just because a business can open does not mean that they must open. He also encouraged Virginians to remain cautious.
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