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York River State Park, Williamsburg

(4.5/5 based on 170+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • York River State Park is known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a rich habitat for marine and plant life. Located 11 miles west of Colonia...  more »
  • We took the 2-3 mile Taskinas Creek Trail that meandered around and up and down through a beautiful woodland with lookouts along the way out onto the grassy wetlands. A good family small adventure.  more »
  • My family and I have been here many times and seems to discover something new each time. The first time we came we took part in a very informative class about fossils and the local landscape. Then we ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice park with places to walk, fish and play. There is a parking fee but they accept cash and card! Check it out!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.