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York River State Park

5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
+1 757-566-3036
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Spacious and Rural

This was the second park I visited while in town. It was so peaceful and practicfally a ghost town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
Love this Park

I regularly go on a bird walk in this park, but today I experienced a real thrill watching an eagle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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“fossil beach” (30 reviews)
“great trails” (7 reviews)
5526 Riverview Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6731
+1 757-566-3036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second park I visited while in town. It was so peaceful and practicfally a ghost town when I was there. There are long boarded paths to walk in addition to beautiful beaches to enjoy. Parking is a few dollars.

Thank pixoyalin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I regularly go on a bird walk in this park, but today I experienced a real thrill watching an eagle release. Hoping the birds are able to thrive in the wild after healing from injuries.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this park and absolutely loved it! It's only 15 minutes from town and yet it's a quiet place to get away from the crowds and enjoy nature. It has nice trails for hiking through the forest and around the marsh and others...More

Thank PAtraveler155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How have I lived here my whole life and never been to this spot? I hate to give my new secret but I hope everyone will take a moment to enjoy this beautiful spot.

Thank Cops1mom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Summer rains (no lightning) allow for a different view of the park when hiking. The trails are easily traversed and even a bit more fun with the puddles that sometimes occur. We enjoyed seeing some of the wildlife out and about in the rain.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to hike before we went shopping at the outlet mall in Williamsburg and we accidentally found this gem just about 10 minutes from the mall. We paid $4.00 for parking fee and we had several trails to choose from,...More

Thank Junespain
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My daughter had her wedding reception at the Freight Shed in Yorktown. It was beautiful with the tall ship on the York River! The landscaping was gorgeous all around. It is such a well-kept area with a beautiful beach. I just loved the whole day!!!...More

Thank dobremom
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Fell in love with this area. Just gorgeous. I could spend each and every day there. Scenery is stunning and a dip in the river is a must.

Thank J0anneM
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My wife is forever wanting me to go walking with her and I HATE it, but only because who wants to walk around boring streets, if its somewhere cool then sure. Well, she asked me to go with her today and said she was going...More

Thank CoachPost39
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Pros: Absolutely gorgeous views of the York River Trails are maintained well Fossil Beach trail is very interesting Close to the interstate Great place to practice photography Cons: None

Thank globaltrekster
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3 August 2017|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of beaches, but I've never had luck unless I'm on a pier, which YRSP doesn't really have. Your better better is in Yorktown. I'm addition, I'm not sure what the regulations are for crabbing at the State... More
22 May 2017|
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Response from dczanowski | Reviewed this property |
There's only a parking fee that you pay before entering the park. A Ranger isn't always present at the entrance and an honor system is in place.
Lydia B
2 July 2016|
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Response from Speck411 | Reviewed this property |
Picnic Shelters in the park have grills.Most wheel chair accessible. Call park, (757) 566-3036 for details.