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Sandy Bottom Nature Park

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Address: 1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666-1446
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+1 757-825-4657

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Good hiking and other activities

I visit Sandy Bottom Nature Park regularly. I enjoy the well-maintained trails around the lakes and through the wooded areas. There are public restrooms near the playground and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SE Virginia
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SE Virginia
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Sandy Bottom Nature Park regularly. I enjoy the well-maintained trails around the lakes and through the wooded areas. There are public restrooms near the playground and also in the main visitor center. The visitor center has exhibits of reptiles and amphibians on display, as well as a gift shop. Other available activities include fishing, bicycling, canoeing, peddle boating,... More 

Thank lonegunkim
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park has a wonderful Nature Center with live animals. a meeting room, educational materials, and a some nice items for purchase. You can camp in little cabins by the lake, paddle board, hike, bird watch, and even take a guided tour led by a Park Ranger. It is beautiful and easy walking as it is mostly flat.

Thank Patti D
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are a few trails and limited parking. Camping is available on site. There is a great wetlands trail with the wildlife to go with it. Bring binoculars so you can get up close and personal with the animals.

1 Thank UPSdude
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

What a gem of a park. Hiking trails, wetlands, wildlife, dog-bark park, education center, playground, paddle boat and canoe rentals, camp sites and observation spots. Not sure why more locals have not been here, unplug and take the family for an outdoor adventure!

1 Thank Jane R
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126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

This place is perfect for families and dogs. Has playgrounds , picnic benches, boats to rent and walk/bike paths.

1 Thank George19
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Took the kids to the park afternoon of New Year's Day. The information center was actually open so we were able to use the facilities and see the live animals on display there. The park was a great hit especially the climbing wall

1 Thank Jim H
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Beautiful park. Nice walking trails that go through trees and past lakes. Nature center has live animals and educational material. Dog park. Butterfly garden. Fishing and other activities. Playgrounds. Camping. Great place to relax, enjoy nature, and just be outdoors.

Thank Emily S
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful park...nice walking and biking trails. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats are available to rent.

Thank larrycarol1987
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My boys enjoyed looking at the turtles and snakes in the visitor center. The trail we hiked was even and smooth; we easily pushed the jogging stroller. Our boys loved walking out onto the piers and bridges to watch turtles swimming in the water.

Thank Melyssa E
Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

If you visit the park for a short visit, like the playground or the restroom, you're good. However we went camping for what was going to be a 2 night stay with the family. What an absolute nightmare. Read this review with the understaning we are not newbees to camping and I went with my 4 and 6 yr olds,... More 

2 Thank MyOpinion4U2day

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