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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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great in winter, and nice in summer also

I like wetland areas in winter- no bugs, and the frozen shoreline makes the water's edge more visually interesting and more accessible. That is to say, you don't sink into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Mid-Atlantic
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I like wetland areas in winter- no bugs, and the frozen shoreline makes the water's edge more visually interesting and more accessible. That is to say, you don't sink into the mud. My favorite area here is "Fossil Beach"- a small spit of sandy beach that has fossilized barnacles, scallop shells- it is a neat little area. For a good... More 

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North America
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Do miss this place it covers all you could wish for a well kept state park with lots to do trails ,canoes to go on ,picnic sites and a beach . Great for a family day out it is very well organized and caters to lots of interests visit there website to find out what is open when as the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We hold a church retreat here every year to enjoy a scenic place for outdoor worship. There is plenty of room afterwards for picnics and grilling. Lots of outdoor space and clean restrooms. Plenty of perking, there is a parking fee.

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Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The park does a great job working with the public including free walking hikes where education specialist John Gresham helps you capture great images at the same time al; awhile learning about the history and the natural residents of the park. Treating bike trails too.

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Barhamsville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love to go to York River State Park for the views and the many walking trails. The trails are wide and there are even workout stations along some of them. It's a great place for couples, families and kids.

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Lawton, Michigan, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Took the driving tour and then stopped to see various sites...including the indoor state park museum...great introduction to the area . Took an excellent tour led by a park ranger, explaining the battle of Yorktown while showing us where it was fought...lots of good info...well-presented...(and she did this presentation with a couple of school groups present as well...and still we... More 

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We made it around town on the Segway and I believe that is the only way to travel. What a lot of fun. Of course we tried the Segway back home first to make sure we could ride and control them. Just a grand way to tour a town.

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El Paso, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a great way to welcome autumn to the area, with a touch of yellow to the marsh grasses and a sprinkle of red on the forested maples. I think this state park is a good place to visit, rating it as good= between Ok and very good. Though from the parking area this park appears small, there are miles... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Once there for any time other than early in the morning or your very lucky many of the free parking spaces are gone on the weekend. However, there is a lot of free parking around the area. My recommendation is park on the shuttle route and to take the free shuttle to where you want to visit.

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vancouver
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

love the views of the par,k parking and access was grea,t nice drive to reach the park very peaceful and relaxing

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