birding

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking

nature trips

dogs on leash

forest

river

wildlife

kid friendly

mountain biking

beach

lake

Eleven miles west of Williamsburg, York River State Park offers visitors an opportunity to experience the environment of a coastal estuary. This park is known for its rare and delicate environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a habitat rich in marine and plant life. The main focus of the park is to preserve a portion of York River frontage and its related marshes while providing an area for passive day-use recreation for visitors. York River State Park served as a role model for all of Virginias state parks in developing resource management plans. The parks natural resources make it a significant place for environmental education at all levels. The unique estuarine enviornment is found at this 2,550 acre park serves as a nursery for the marine life throught the Chesapeake Bay. Taskinas Creek and the surrounding marsh within the park are designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System in Virginia Hiking only trails include: Beaver (.45), and Mattaponi (.85). Hiking/Biking trails are: Woodstock Pond (.79), and Backbone (1.73). Mountain bike only trails include: Black Bear Run (.25), Laurel Gleen (1.26), and Marl Ravine (4.38). Meh-te-kos Trail (4.22) is bridle only. All other trails are multi use: Pamunkey (.85), Spur (.35), Majestic Oak (.74), Powhatan Forks (1.57), Riverview (1.44), White Tail (.76), and Dogwood Lane (.76). Taskinas Creek trail is closed until further notice. The park has over four miles of shoreline along the York River. Taskinas Creek is approx. 3 miles round trip from it's head waters to it's confluence with the York. Rental canoes and kayaks are availiable or paddlers my bring their own boats. Woodstock Pond is for rental boats only.

hiking
23 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Yeah, nice run did the creek loop North, pretty good hills
Then did the river section South and it was nice and flat

Nice nature center and camp store.

Supper short, but scenic. It is steep going down so you will be glad it is short when you go back up. I think I did this back around 2014.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful park with views along river, beaches and plenty of miles to hike for the day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

horseback riding
2 months ago

Really fun to hike. Very narrow in places. I wouldn't recommend this if it's recently rained as with all the switchbacks and slopes it could be treacherous. Great views of all the scenery in the park.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did this last year. The park is beautiful at night.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this park and have been here many times.

Nice trail in a nice park. I love YRSP.

Great Nature walk, uncrowded

Beautiful views and nice easy trails. Very well maintained park facilities too!

hiking
8 months ago