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York River State Park

5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
+1 757-566-3036
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Beautiful

Even in the winter, this park is just lovely. It is right on the water, so the wind is a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jehenson81
via mobile
Mountain biking

Eight of us had a great ride on our mountain bikes. Lots of trails and variety for all skill... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Ricker58
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Gloucester, Virginia
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  • Average6%
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“fossil beach” (34 reviews)
“great trails” (8 reviews)
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5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
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"fossil beach"
in 34 reviews
"great trails"
in 8 reviews
"mountain biking"
in 6 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 4 reviews
"plant life"
in 4 reviews
"fossil hunting"
in 3 reviews
"picnic shelters"
in 3 reviews
"fishing pier"
in 2 reviews
"equestrian trails"
in 2 reviews
"low tide"
in 2 reviews
"don't forget your camera"
in 2 reviews
"blue heron"
in 2 reviews
"nature trail"
in 2 reviews
"small visitor center"
in 2 reviews
"nice museum"
in 2 reviews
"colonial williamsburg"
in 6 reviews
"hike"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even in the winter, this park is just lovely. It is right on the water, so the wind is a little bracing in the cold. There are lots of trails and my friend who lives in Williamsburg was very familiar with many of them. The...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Eight of us had a great ride on our mountain bikes. Lots of trails and variety for all skill levels. Beautiful park.

Thank Ricker58
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were vacationing in Williamsburg and wanted to do something active/low cost. The only cost was $4 for parking, which I was happy to spend to support this park. We just hiked, but if you're into fishing, bird watching, or horseback riding you would definitely...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you can, walk down to Fossil Beach. It's along the York Rivers. Not only is it scenic, but actually has fossils.

Thank Marsha D
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We enjoyed walking the riverwalk trail in Yorktown and then stopping at a local restaurant. It's a good place for an easy, laid back little jaunt.

Thank lm4125
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you want to walk or ride bikes this part has great trails. It’s well maintained and clean. Beautiful views of the water. Perfect place to put your kayaks in and just paddle around in peace.

Thank Joann K
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Fossil beach was like stepping back in time. Great hike even on a chilly day. Kids loved it. Maybe not worth a long drive , but if you're in the area and have an afternoon to blow. Lots of birds, herons, egrets, terns, and osprey...More

Thank W72W
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was the second park I visited while in town. It was so peaceful and practicfally a ghost town when I was there. There are long boarded paths to walk in addition to beautiful beaches to enjoy. Parking is a few dollars.

Thank pixoyalin
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I regularly go on a bird walk in this park, but today I experienced a real thrill watching an eagle release. Hoping the birds are able to thrive in the wild after healing from injuries.

Thank Judy K
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this park and absolutely loved it! It's only 15 minutes from town and yet it's a quiet place to get away from the crowds and enjoy nature. It has nice trails for hiking through the forest and around the marsh and others...More

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3 August 2017|
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Response from Michelle S | 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
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Alvalee
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.
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Lydia B
2 July 2016|
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Response from Speck411 | Reviewed this property |
Picnic Shelters in the park have grills.Most wheel chair accessible. Call park, (757) 566-3036 for details.
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