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Sandy Bottom Nature Park

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1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666-1446
+1 757-825-4657
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Small park only exists because it was once a dumping area, a borrow pit, and in line with a military air field safety zo

A gem of a park sandwiched in between an interstate and urban development. It was left along... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Night M
,
Newport, New Hampshire
Peaceful

If you want a place to get away from it all, then Sandy Bottom Nature Park is for you ! Nestled in... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Yecart68
,
Hampton, Virginia
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“paddle boats” (10 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“live animals” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666-1446
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+1 757-825-4657
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

A gem of a park sandwiched in between an interstate and urban development. It was left along because the material here was used to build the interstate. Has 2 lakes, one deep one for fishing and pier, just 6-7 feet out it goes down 18...More

Thank Night M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you want a place to get away from it all, then Sandy Bottom Nature Park is for you ! Nestled in a busy corner of Hampton, one would never know it once you get out of your car. When I visited in February I...More

Thank Yecart68
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Quiet and beautiful, but mostly a trail for hiking (which is what it is described as.) With leaves everywhere, it was at times hard to tell where the trail was. Really nice park, and close to everything.

Thank Matt R
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Sandy Bottom Nature Park is a great place to take a walk. There is a path all the way around the lake. The only down side is the proximity to the highway resulting in a significant amount of road noise. Aside from that the park...More

1  Thank Harry C
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The lake is very small, dirty and full of mosquitos. Sadly The nature center does not offer a tour guide.

Thank G8118FPlisac
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice Park - can do boating, walk around and also has kids play area - good for picnics. It has a lot of open area for picnic, playing (soccer etc.), a nice nature center and couple of boating options. It is also very picturesque.

Thank Arun I
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

After leaving the nearby theater, I would always see the entrance to the park. I never took the time to stop and at least drive through the park. On a beautiful, warm day, I wanted to try something different. I'm so glad I selected this...More

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice place for walking, running, and peddle boating. We did a walk around the lake and it as about 2.5 miles which took us about 45 min. Next time we are going to do the boating thing, cost I think is going to be...More

1  Thank AlxCdog
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to take our dog for a walk and Sand Bottom and boy were we surprised! This park is so nice. There are two large ponds full of wildlife! I counted over 30 turtles just beside the small pier in the...More

2  Thank Wade P
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Miles of trails that are great for walking or running, paddleboat/canoe rentals, plenty of fish and turtles, picnic areas, dog park, Ranger station with wildlife exhibits, camp sites with Yurts available, great place for a nature lover!

2  Thank Jeremy L
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