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James River State Park

751 Park Rd, Gladstone, VA 24553-3259
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The best State Park so far

Where should I start form! Stayed there for 3 days weekend in a 6 bed room Lodge. Very clean... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Lorton, Virginia
Excellent RV Campground in a beautiful state park

Spent a weekend in the Red Oak RV Campground in a 38 foot motorhome and had a great time. The RV... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Montclair, Virginia
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751 Park Rd, Gladstone, VA 24553-3259
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Where should I start form! Stayed there for 3 days weekend in a 6 bed room Lodge. Very clean, spaces, well equipped, beautiful Lodge. Out side of the lodge has every thing you could ask for, charcoal BBQ, fire-pit, picnic table, scenic view on the...More

Thank Soarin2016
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent a weekend in the Red Oak RV Campground in a 38 foot motorhome and had a great time. The RV park is a single loop with 50 amp electric and water. Sites are gravel, level, angled back-ins, and most are big-rig friendly. There is...More

Thank CruiseRider
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Stayed here at the campground sites by the river with my Kayaking club. We paddled several sections of the Buffalo, Tye and James River. The facilities were excellent and the campground store was very well stocked and organized. Ice cream after a long paddle on...More

Thank wcucat13
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We took our boys to James River State Park to experience tubing for the first time. Everyone has a blast. We have our own tubes so the convince of a pick-up service just made the day more perfect. You can rent tubes, kayaks and canoes...More

Thank Ty_Swartz
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I just love this park! I stayed in Cabin #1 in early April 2017. Cabins do not look like much outside, but they are gorgeous inside! Do not miss Tye River Overlook or the James River walk!

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We rented a cabin for the weekend. We have stayed at State Parks before and all the cabins at each park are the same - basic, but with all the amenities. We were with our almost 4 year old. The best part of the park...More

Thank Bmonster18134
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Campground: We stayed one night with our 2 and 5 year old at Canoe Landing Campground site #13. All these sites are sitting right on the river with great views. Our site was a bit of a hike to the bathhouse but had no...More

Thank VarFam5
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This last Spring JRSP hosted a triathlon using a new trail for the Bike portion. Since then the trail has been open for hiking and Mt biking. It is a 3 miles single track loop designed for a flowing biking experience and a bit more...More

2  Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Rented two cabins over the holiday and had a wonderful time. Lovely peaceful setting. Great accessible mountain biking and hiking and we had perfect weather to boot!

Thank lisap982016
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Every year our family gathers here for our annual fall retreat. The cabins are clean, spacious and comfortable with views of the James River and mountains just off of your back deck that are breathtaking. No one is ever disappointed by the sheer beauty of...More

Thank Gayle- Rob M
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Questions & Answers
19 August 2015|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
You can use your own tubes. You can only have alcohol inside your camping equipment (RV or tent). This is a state law that prohibits public display of alcoholic beverages so it applies to floating down the river too.
Chris D
17 August 2015|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
We have quite a few pictures posted on our Flickr site. Trip Advisor does not allow URL links but if you go to our virginiastateparks.gov website, click on Find A Park, Click on James River, Click on Cabins, Camping on the... More
Chris D
12 August 2015|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
The park is a hot spot for smallmouth bass fishing, and catfish, pan fish and the occasional river gar can be caught as well. The park also has three freshwater ponds, one with an extended accessible trail, for those who... More