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York River State Park

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Address: 5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6732
Phone Number: 757-566-3036
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Great place and inexpensive

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Judy K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Hans V
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This even has a kid's play section. It was nice but it was raining so we didn't leave the car. There were even hikers in the rain.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Hiking and a picnic along the York River were a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in June. Do remember bug repellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to park while passing through. Beautiful views of the river and the marsh from the park level. Not much for amenities, but large on nature. The pole in the water is an Osprey nest!

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