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York River State Park

5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6732
757-566-3036
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Ranked #18 of 53 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Philadelphia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the park for a wedding and loved it! The views are stunning! It is clean and well maintained. There is a $4 parking fee, but they gave us a gift card for a free Subway sandwich.

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Carrollton, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
71 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Staying in the area at a nearby RV park we decided to explore and took our small dog and a picnic to the park. We used the honor system to pay the $3.00 parking fee which is a small price to pay for such a nice park. We found a path down to the river which was a bit overgrown... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lunch at River Walk was great…more on that later…The walk was enjoyable, how could it be otherwise with My Diane in hand? Cornwallis Cave? Now that was disappointing; poorly marked (we walked right by it the first time); public safety I understand, but not great explanation of the history (or anything else detailed) was annoying; disappointed in part, beaut area... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
82 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have enjoyed having such a beautiful place so close by. A great destination for a motorcycle ride. The horse trails can keep you riding for hours on a nice spring or fall day.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My kids love this place once they get over the 1/2 mile or so hike it takes to get down to Fossil beach. Bring shoes you don't mind getting dirty if you are going to look along the sand for shells that may contain some imbedded fossils. Don't visit during high sun as the river bank is exposed and becomes... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been here once before several years have gone by, now our 9 yr olds really enjoyed it. The river is quite big here.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family hiked here for about 2 hours, ages 14 to 55. Not difficult, the views were good at points, and there was some wildlife in the way of birds, small lizards and other little critters. We all had a good time. The one complaint we had were the copious amounts of ticks. Just a ridiculous amount. I went hiking/camping/mountain... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We live in Williamsburg and hike a lot. York River has outstanding hiking trails with wonderful and scenic views. If you like to hike, I would recommend both York River and Waller Mill.

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Herndon, Virginia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice state park near Williamsburg. Lots of nice shady hiking trails, playgrounds for the kids, visitor center. Modest $3 fee (4 on wknd). Boat rentals & fishing. Fossil Beach has lots of shells and fossils for kids to explore, but you can't take anything with you.

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