Are you interested in trying out some locales that offer paddle-in camping? Inspire yourself and start planning with some of the articles listed below.
Plus, there are a number of Virginia State Parks that offer opportunities for paddle-in camping: Belle Island, Caledon, False Cape, Great Dismal Swamp, James River, Leesylvania, Bear Creek Lake, and Powhatan, that I know of.
Virginia State Parks
Bear Creek Lake State Park
from Blue Ridge Outdoors
from Men’s Journal
from Virginia Water Trails
Nearby in Maryland, Janes Island, has 30 miles of marked water trails to pristine beaches https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/JanesIsland/Water-Trails.aspx