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James River State Park

751 Park Road, Gladstone, VA
1-800-933-PARK
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Gladstone
Type: State Parks
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took the kids there. Very nice staff. VERY very clean bathrooms. Nice beautiful cabins. You can relax next, in or on the river (float down 8, 6 or 2 miles). They used to offer bike rentals. They do not do that anymore. But you can take your own bikes. Make sure to look for the Tye river over look.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed with some friends in one of the cabins for a weekend. Cabins are clean , comfortable and well equipped. The cabin has a nice deck with rocking chairs, a picnic table and a great view. The park has some nice hiking trails , an interesting museum/visitor center and lots of activities.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We biked in (which I don't recommend if you're taking spears mtn road--5 miles of gravel hills) but upon finally arriving, the park was just perfect. Great camping spots, lots to do on the river, very peaceful and quiet. If you are doing primitive camping, try to get a spot down by the river. The other location (branch creek or... More

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North Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
16 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our stay in cabin #10 was peaceful and relaxing. This cabin has a nice sunset view and a buffer of trees on one side. The butterfly garden is just across the road. Cabins 11-16 have great mountain views and Cabins 1-3 would have lots of shade on the porch (but no real view). We were treated to an unbelievable nightly... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very nice park; great size for children and families — all hikes are under three or four miles; tons of riverfront views and access to swimming, wading, tubing, kayaking; great varied terrain of pine, mixed hardwood, grassland and wetland; good variety of species of birds and such; all very new and substantial infrastructure including roads, cabins, visitors center, interpretational gee-gaws.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed at Brand Pond campground when the government shutdown all national parks in October. We had reservations to Shenandoah National Park Big Meadows campground and had to change our plan at the last minute. I reserved friday night online and was hoping to stay there for saturday night also. However, the campground was booked full so we could only... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at the Red Oak Campground 8/16-8/20/13. There are no bad sites although it's nice to get one closer to the bathroom. The bathrooms are CLEAN and the showers are large, completely private with a nice bench outside of the shower curtained area so your stuff can stay nice and dry. There is also a very nice dish-washing station... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed at JRST back in late May--I'm a bit delinquent in writing my review! We were in the campground and my brother in law stayed in a cabin. Cabins were beautiful, clean, and well stocked! Campground offered large, private sights which is always important for us. Parents: if you have kids, you have to go check out the hand... More

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fairfax
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had reservations for JRSP for a Saturday and Sunday in early July. We knew we were going on a weekend, and that often means that campsites are more crowded but we read the reviews here on TA and thought we’d give it a shot anyway. We tent camped in the RV loop “Red Oak”. Camping with kids=needing to be... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

the state park , offers hiking, a visitors center with history guides but most for me, a perfect venue for plein air painting. The foot bridge over the river makes the perfext location.

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