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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 51 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Detroit, MI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Liked -Well marked paths through the woods, along the coast, hunting for fossils and having fun with the grandchildren!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Very nice state park. Lot's of trails that lead to interesting sights. My family especially liked the fossil beach. This park offers a lot of educational opportunities and is suitable for both teens and young children. Only open during the day, no camping available. Has a small but interesting discovery center and clean bathrooms. Some very nice scenic views as... More

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Williamsburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This state park a few minutes from Colonial Williamsburg is the perfect place relax, unwind and get some fresh air and exercise. Large parking lots, kid and dog friendly and great trails that are more than flat walking. I will be going back!!

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Newport News, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place is beautiful all year long! Things to do for all ages, parks, trails, volleyball net, fishing, learning. Great place for special events! Our family visits this place quite often to enjoy the scenic views of the river and the nature!

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Williamsburg, VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Wonderful walking trails...one very easy, one moderate. LOTS of parking and most importantly, NEVER crowded. You should definitely check it out for a relaxing and mind-clearing nature experience!

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were not impressed with the river. We were told before we went that it was a beach. We found one place that you could rent beach chairs and umbrella. Good food looking over the river. If you have the time, go to Virginia Beach.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If I'm near this area I'll definitely return to this park. Took my dog on a nice trail here. Had a blast.

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boston
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming to Williamsburg for years and never knew such a beautiful park was so close by! My only complaint is there should be better trail markings. We ventured off the wrong way more than once and weren't sure if we were on the correct trail. Marking the trees would ave made the hike easier to follow . Be... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our kids went here on a school field trip to look at fossils on the beach of the York River and we decided to take the whole family afterwards. Arrival is nice, via a long, winding road through the lush forest about 10 minutes off I-64. There is a small fee to park once inside the park. The parking lot... More

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Silverton, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We drove through, although we did not stop, but wished we would have had time. Beautiful park along the York River and worth at least the drive. Better if you could stop, relax, and enjoy.

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