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York River State Park

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Address: 5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
Phone Number: 757-566-3036

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Nature Calling

This is a wonderful place to explore & take photos. If you like to walk, there is fossil beach which is a good hike through the woods but so worth it. You can canoe, ride horses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to go fishing checked it out the evening before and was told it was great for fishing. Went the next morning to fish and didn't catch a thing and then was told bumpy the staff no ones been catching anything for weeks. It was pretty views just not hot for fishing.

Thank Danielle W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to explore & take photos. If you like to walk, there is fossil beach which is a good hike through the woods but so worth it. You can canoe, ride horses, or just hike. There are playgrounds for the children & there is a small museum with artifacts & information. Being right on the York... More 

Thank KimberGLee
West Point, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park has a lovely setting on the beautiful York River. People enjoy the beaches and strolls through the marshlands.

Thank MaryMontagueSikes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place! Short hike to a beach to search for shark teeth and shells. Playground, trails, and views. Parking was $3!

1 Thank Cfernandes79
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I am part of a group that hikes this park once a week. It is a great park with many trails and abundant wildlife. Something it has that I had never witnessed is a heronry (rookery with herons!), which is located on the pond near the river in a large loblolly pine. The young have fledged for this summer, but... More 

Thank Judy K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Love this place. Great hiking trails with beautiful views of the York River in many place. My dog's a big fan too!

Thank Kimberly M
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Very nice coastal estuary, rich with a variety of marine and plant life. A must to go back and explore more!

Thank vadogwood
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We came here to visit fossil beach but walked through this beautiful park and enjoyed it very much. The chance of findeng a shark tooth is limited but to walk along the York river is great.

Thank Hans V
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We arrived quite late in the afternoon with the sole purpose of visiting Fossil Beach. It's a nice, easy walk through the woods, past the riverbank and it's fun to walk on the beach looking for sharkteeth. We spotted quite a few birds and heard the bullfrogs, an amazing sound. The park looks really nice and well kept. There are... More 

Thank Monique E
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Used to live in the Hampton Roads area. This was a nice place to go for day hike's. There are a multitude of trails varying in length and difficulty.

Thank CelticMarine

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