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Great place to hike, fish, ride a bike or just relax by the river. We enjoyed our short hike with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Wish we could have seen more

The government shut down closed portions of the parks so we were unable to visit some places, but... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
West Deptford, New Jersey
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5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to hike, fish, ride a bike or just relax by the river. We enjoyed our short hike with our dog. Plenty of trails to choose from. You will really feel like hiking in the forest.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lovey_Wilkins
Reviewed 3 January 2019

The government shut down closed portions of the parks so we were unable to visit some places, but the places we were able to get to were awesome. Wheelchair accessible to some degree, as the paths were very bogged down by rain.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dananickerson82
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The Taskinas Creek Hiking Trail is 2.0 miles with multiple benches and overlooks. It is the best trail as it is for hiking only which allows for more solitude. Most other trails are multi-use and share hiking with cyclists and horses so are more busy....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tedmc_12
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A strategic location for so much American History. A significant area of important battles during the Revolutionary and Civil War.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank devnprt1
Reviewed 7 October 2018

More to that the three days allowed but worth the time if you like history. Again the people that work here are knowledgeable and play the roles with a flare. Thanks for teh history lesson and entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank doctorapplaince
Reviewed 26 September 2018

A fleeting visit which I loved for the historical aspect, wonderful area; just wish i'd read these reviews before visiting, wasn't aware of the fosil beach. It is though a wonderful state park for so many activities.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was our first visit to Yorktown area. the river was an important part of the water battles that took place here. this area like Williamsburg @ 300 years old has many preserved buildings. and the battlefield where british general Cornwallace & his troops were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lambo320
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great place for hiking and to take in some beautiful scenery. Staff was not the greatest at welcoming you to the park or offering information. We got there later in day and was not fully prepared but will be back!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrspage821
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This state park has it all. Great hiking trails, views of river and marsh areas great for kayaking. Walks along the fossil beach to find wonders of marine life remains from yesteryear. Eagle & birds of prey nesting & sighting. A favorite !

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank caroleo826
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I was able to go down to the boat launch and take my kayak off the rack and drag it over the sandy beach. The river is not overly fast so the paddling was ok even though I had to work at it. Am staying...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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1 June 2018|
Response from Jacqueline W | Reviewed this property |
No waterfalls but you can put your feet in the water if you want! Nice views of nature! Jacqueline Wright
3 August 2017|
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Response from michellesTraveler | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of beaches, but I've never had luck unless I'm on a pier, which YRSP doesn't really have. Your better better is in Yorktown. I'm addition, I'm not sure what the regulations are for crabbing at the State... More
22 May 2017|
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Response from dczanowski | Reviewed this property |
There's only a parking fee that you pay before entering the park. A Ranger isn't always present at the entrance and an honor system is in place.