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York River State Park, Williamsburg

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
York River State Park is an outdoor lover's dream come true. Fishing, paddle sports, bird watching, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and great views around every bend.
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  • This is actually one of the better state parks I have ever been to they have some really nice biking and hiking trails along with horseback riding trails. to get in, per car is only three dollars whic...  read more »
  • The park is amazing considering it is self paced and walking on wooden planks through a beautiful untouched setting. According to what time of year that you go it can be a little warm so come prepared...  read more »
  • We were there for a recent, scheduled event called Estuaries Day, which had a run and many activities foir children. This kept the kids engaged for hours. However, the fixed features ;ile interpretive...  read more »
  • Good for low key day trip with kids or just spending some peaceful time outside. Nice spots along river to explore little things. Fossil Beach is small but beautiful. Quiet, easy wooded trails. Open fields to play tag or ballgame. Visitor center has interesting but somewhat dated natural displays for kids. Playgrounds are adequate but small. Not in my top tier of VA parks but worth a visit.
  • Very pretty, nice hiking spaces along the water and in and out of the woods. Having the river there and no swimming is frustrating, even if swimming is forbidden for safety reasons. A few interesting displays in the visitor center. Beachfront walk is nice but not as well-marked as I'd expect.
  • Went canoeing for the first time and absolutely loved it. There's also a secret dock if your lucky enough to find it. You CAN NOT take pets ON the canoes or kayaks but they ARE allowed on the grounds AND in the store.
  • So quiet and pristine! A number of species of frogs chorused us on Woodstock Pond and osprey, herons and crows flew over the lush forest along the rivers edge.
  • One of the beautiful state parks in Virginia! Take a walk along Fossil beach. It's a great place to relax and take in the serenity of the York River.
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