birding

walking

dogs on leash

views

wild flowers

hiking

nature trips

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
2 months ago

Nice short trail for the family and dog friendly. Started off next to a pond and then ventured through the woods until you reach the beach. The beach is pretty and there are lots of shells to be found. Overall, a nice day trip.

2 months ago

It was great!

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3 months ago

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6 months ago

More hills than you'd expect for Southeastern VA. Very muddy in several spots. Wear good shoes. Watch out for snakes on trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Liked the hills on this trail, not difficult at all. Can't wait to try other trails at YRSP.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

trail running
10 months 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
10 months ago

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

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10 months ago