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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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Underused gem near Williamsburg

The park is very large with picnic pavillions, walking trails, river access. Quiet and isolated from any hustle and bustle. Go once and you will want to go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is very large with picnic pavillions, walking trails, river access. Quiet and isolated from any hustle and bustle. Go once and you will want to go back.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the river's edge for some distance and since it was a nice January day were very impressed with the beach view and the nature trail, There is something for everyone along the waterfront from beautiful water views, to a nice beach, to curio shops, and restaurants, public bathrooms, a beautiful water view hall that can be rented... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Bring your camera & walking shoes to enjoy the panoramic views! Don't forget to see the Riverfront shops & restaurants- check out the Battlefields Thomas Moore House!

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Thank JoAnn113
Louisa, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the prettiest state parks I've been to as well as a beautiful place to visit in Williamsburg. Rather quiet and enjoyable on the weekdays.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Enjoy the beauty of the mid to upper York. Walk both nature and history as you travel through this gorgeous park. Less visited than some nearby attractions, making this even more enjoyable.

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Thank Kraig M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

The park easily access from Williamsburg was a great spot to experience the rich plant life. Our kids enjoyed the playground. The view of the estuary in autumn pretty amazing. Entry free and paid the daily parking fees $4.

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nj
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

great hiking - very helpful rangers - a very pretty park - one of the big highlights of our trip to this area

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Thank joisey-joe
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138 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We entered the park area and asked the ranger about some good hikes. He recommended the Taskinas Trail. He said it had a lot of hills and was moderately difficult. So we went for the challenge. The trail was very well marked and had wonderful views from each overlook. The trail has a lot of leaves on the path this... More 

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Thank Allison C
Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We enjoyed a beautiful day driving around the park and following the routes, stopping off at each point to take in the history. We had a very interesting talk by a ranger and my youngest child enjoyed doing the Junior ranger activities.

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Indiana
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This park had some great views of the York River and a variety of trails that were not very accessible for wheelchair access. Overall we enjoyed our visit but wish we could have seen more of what the park offers.

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