NOTE: The streaming StarDot NetCam is active 24/7; however, it does not have night vision and is best viewed during daylight hours
The StarDot NetCam is located at the junction of the River Reach Island north canal and the South Fork of the New River. The view is in a west-northerly direction. Traffic on the New River consists mostly of pleasure boats
but commercial vessels, such as the tour boat the Jungle Queen, the Water Taxi, chartered party boats, construction barges, yacht support vessels,
the US Coast Guard, and local law enforcement can also be observed.
Pleasure boats of all sizes, from row boats, kayaks to mega yachts can regularly be seen. Yachts
are often of such size that small tug boats, at the bow and stern, are necessary to navigate the
heavily traveled, narrow
and winding river.
The New River flows into the Atlantic Ocean and is therefore affected by the tides. At this location
it ranges from 2 - 3 feet. On an outgoing tide, the current is left to right
in the picture, -- reverse on an incoming tide.
Click here for a fly-by video of the River Reach Island at the New River South Fork.