York River State Park

Location of York River State Park in Virginia

The park is known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a rich habitat for marine and plant life. It is on the York River and is designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The pristine environment offers clues to a rich natural and cultural history and hosts fossil beds and Colonial and Native American artifacts. Programs, activities and visitor center displays focus on the history, use, wildlife and preservation of the York River and its marshes. More than 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails allow visitors to explore the marsh, river shoreline and forests. A boat ramp, fresh and salt water fishing spots, a fishing pier, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and seasonal boat and recreational equipment rentals are available.


  • 8 a.m. - dusk


  • From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.
  • Its address is 9801 York River Park Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188.
    • Latitude, 37.405520. Longitude, -76.714323.
  • Drive Time: Northern Virginia, two to three hours; Richmond, one hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, one hour; Fredericksburg, two hours; Roanoke, five hours.

Park Size

  • 2,550 acres

Contact York River State Park

9801 York River Park Rd.
Williamsburg, Virginia  23188
Phone: 757-566-3036


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Williamsburg City County, Virginia

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