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York River State Park

5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
+1 757-566-3036
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An amazing statepark

This state park has it all. Great hiking trails, views of river and marsh areas great for kayaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole O
Kayaking on the York River

I was able to go down to the boat launch and take my kayak off the rack and drag it over the sandy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kenneth K
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“fossil beach” (35 reviews)
“great trails” (8 reviews)
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5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
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+1 757-566-3036
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"fossil beach"
in 35 reviews
"great trails"
in 8 reviews
"mountain biking"
in 6 reviews
"fossil hunting"
in 5 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 4 reviews
"plant life"
in 4 reviews
"picnic shelters"
in 3 reviews
"walking trails"
in 5 reviews
"colonial williamsburg"
in 7 reviews
"hike"
in 24 reviews
"nature"
in 21 reviews
"marsh"
in 13 reviews
"fishing"
in 10 reviews
"osprey"
in 10 reviews
"playground"
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"bike"
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"woods"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 !

Thank Carole O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Ok, I love this park so much I took a job last summer as a seasonal park ranger for my special 50th birthday treat for myself. Who else can say that! I have visited this park as a state park season pass holder more than...More

1  Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We've visited this park twice now as a fun stop while traveling between D.C. And Williamsburg or VA Beach. It's an easy half mile walk to the fossil beach, where fossils are plentiful. You can only collect one per person. But it's a fun excursion...More

2  Thank moorefamily19
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This park has lots of trails for all activity levels. Plenty of scenic trails. Placards give info along the way. Trails are well marked. Grab a map at the entrance gate so you can choose a trail that fits your fitness level or time frame....More

Thank darlyn7
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is our second time to this park with our dogs. We try to hit it whenever we are camping in the area. Great well maintained and marked trails. Very clean. Good parking and beautiful views. It has various trails for many activities. Offers different...More

2  Thank Kimmy M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Outside of our area in Richmond, this is our favorite park. It's very clean and well-maintained. There is a playground at the entrance, and plenty of walking trails that border the river. Our kids love it and we return every spring/summer to have some outside...More

1  Thank JJOCEOTravels
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

walking and seeing the sights and sounds of nature and how beautiful it is! Different types of birds and flowers !!! Very relaxing and no noise unless you bring your cellphone!!!Somtimes you have to turn the phone off and enjoy LIfe!!!

Thank Jacqueline W
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 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

Thank jehenson81
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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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sarsalisbury1
1 June 2018|
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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
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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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