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Address: Riverside Dr., Fredericksburg, VA
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It's not much but there is a trail for further exploration. You can tube, kayak and swim in the river. Not very deep at all. Cute houses in the adjoining area and plenty of street... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You choose - was the punch bowl natural or man-made? Be careful of the dog poo! We expected more for the walkway leading down to the area. Neat access to the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

It's not much but there is a trail for further exploration. You can tube, kayak and swim in the river. Not very deep at all. Cute houses in the adjoining area and plenty of street parking. Great place for a picnic.

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Groveland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I used to walk this path every weekend. I did not know of the Indian punch bowl until I wandered off the path a little ways to see what this was. The Indian punch bowl is located in a very neat area of the walking path by a small park overlooking the Rappahannock river. It is also... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We found this site because of a nearby geocache. Nice area, glad we stopped. Yes, it's off the beaten path, but that's the fun of discovering what an area has to offer. The river is beautiful in this area.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

native peoples used natural depressions in rocks as mortars to grind seeds into flour, over time these wore deeper and deeper, creating significant circular "holes" in solid rock, this is a good example as part of a pleasant nature walk along the river

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The Indian punch bowl in Fredricksburg is a large rock with a perfect bowl shape carved into it. It is said the Native Americans used it to dip their arrows in poison. It is situated in a small park overlooking the Rappahannock river. This a great park to go exploring the river is beautiful, full of rapids and about 100... More 

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