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Sandy Bottom Nature Park

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Sara Diane Ballard wrote a review Sep 2020
Hampton, Virginia3 contributions
Open normal hours during COVID, $4 for one hour kayak rental. Most boats will be only the $4/hr. Great place to kayak for the first time, esp with younger people; this particular trip pictured was the third time I was on the water at Sandy Bottom. The water doesn’t get all that deep, you can see the bottom from the kayak, you just don’t want to swim in it. 😉 Suggestion: bring water shoes! Can’t wait to come back in the fall when the leaves change!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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iris55adr wrote a review Jun 2020
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If I could give this place a 0 I would. I recently made a reservation for an outdoor site in May and was informed by the site staff that they were taking online payments to hold sites reservations for outdoor pavilion sites and informed me that they would be able to take individuals post-COVID 19 openings in JUNE 2020. They waited a whole month after taking my payment to inform me that they were unable to accept patrons at their park and that they would have to issue me a refund. Daily, the park is open and I constantly see individuals outside walking around, running and utilizing the pavilion spaces without a reservation and no delegation by staff otherwise telling them they cannot use the property. I am very upset in accordance to this because they should have had better management and communication with local/state government staff in accordance to operation and function. Its not acceptable to be open daily for anyone to show up but when individuals try and take precautions to make careful and skilled reservations, they cannot honor it. I will not be referring others to utilize this property in the future.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Eyeam wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I love this place. A little piece of the Virginia forests in the middle of Hampton. Great place to learn to camp or to do soft camping with sites and cabins located in the park most paths are paved making it easy for walks bicycling and more. Beautiful shaded playground that knocks the hear back in the summer. In the winter after leaves fall the sunsets peering through forest feels mystical. The lake and the path around the lake gives you a great chance to see ducks, storks, turtles and even hawks and buzzards. I hope to go back in the spring and take some pictures. I can mention alot about this place. Haha they have alot of picnic table and a couple of shelters for parties or picnics
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Christine S wrote a review Sep 2019
22 contributions2 helpful votes
As a Scout leader and mom, I recommend this park for camping and outdoor activities. It's truly affordable and clean. The bathrooms are well maintained, the ranger is accessible and they have a friendly atmosphere. There's a free small nature museum right by the check in. We've rented kayaks and canoes there too. My kids have attended fishing clinics and events over the year. Beautiful playground too. Lots of pavilions there for rent but reserve ahead or they all will be gone.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Brenden H wrote a review Sep 2019
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camped for three days in the most beautiful Yurk Cabin I've ever seen. The Park Ranger informed me it was build by them and was very kind and friendly. Best camping experience I've had. Everybody there cared about the land and it the enviorment was extremely clean and beautiful. The stars looks amazing at night.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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