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York River State Park

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Address: 5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6732
Phone Number: 757-566-3036
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Note the bike trail information, some are for hard core bikers only!

Have been visiting this park for over 15 years. Great bike trails and nice picnic areas. Canoe rentals available and suggested.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Portsmouth, Virginia
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Have been visiting this park for over 15 years. Great bike trails and nice picnic areas. Canoe rentals available and suggested.

Cape May,NJ
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201 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place for a stroll and picnic but not much else to do here. Kids started the I'm bored chant rather quickly here.

Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the York River State Park. We rented kayaks and went through the marsh and then out to the river to explore along the banks. It is a beautiful area, very peaceful. After kayaking my husband put up his Eno while the boys and I did a hike that took about an hour up and... More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We love this park. We visit it every time we are in the area. Absolutely my best tailgating memories are of grilling steaks and beautiful river sunsets at this park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

History buffs would truly enjoy this adventure. Early American history that the whole family can enjoy. Not the most elaborate, but informative.

Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Its a great place for tourist,,boats lined up,the lighthouse,,resturant on the river front was a beautiful one to spend an evening there.

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Ellington, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It was so hot that day, we only got out of the car for a short time, to walk along the river for a little while. Were surprised to find several locals (who were all very friendly) actually in the river swimming). The drive around is beautiful, saw a bald eagle, and enjoyed the scenery. Had it not been such... More 

Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Well maintained authentic park. We found it very interesting and the staff there very informative and helpful answering all of our questions, and we found the talks to be helpful and interesting. It was well worth the trip there. We did the historic triangle, and were glad we did because all 3 places are so different.

Chesapeake, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This river park is a great place to visit multiple times from the historic highway ride to the Victory Center to the beach area to the Battlefield Visitors Center and overall tour of the whole area following suggested routes and stops. Sometimes it's way too busy and best to stay away, but if you pick a good time with not... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I love going to this park...especially in the fall. Its great for a short visit to do just a little hiking. They have boating in the summer but I haven't done that yet


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