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River fun

We love this state park. There is plenty of river fun during the summer, with a great livery... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Unplug and unwind

If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing area to spend a weekend or a few days for vacation, than... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Jessi M
Waynesboro, Virginia
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We love this state park. There is plenty of river fun during the summer, with a great livery service as well. The trails are very well maintained and in this park mostly easy and level, bring bug repellent!! The ticks this year are extreme. We...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing area to spend a weekend or a few days for vacation, than this is a great place to get away from the bustling and hectic noises of everyday life. It's a big park and there's seems to...More

Thank Jessi M
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is my third visit and each time I discover something new. This place is so peaceful and quiet, you will find yourself actually thinking about how important quality family time is as you gaze at the stars on your rocking chair. You will smile...More

Thank 871traveler
Reviewed 2 April 2018

OK, you are out in the woods, it has several lakes for fishing, small hike in, the James River runs on one of its border, I would suggest a kayak in a arranged pick up down stream for fishing the river, it wide and running...More

Thank Night M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We have stayed at James River State Park several times and have enjoyed each visit more than previously. Endless trails to hike with a train track you can view from one of them. This park is a "night sky" park so is ideal for stargazing...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Where should I start form! Stayed there for 3 days weekend in a 6 bed room Lodge. Very clean, spaces, well equipped, beautiful Lodge. Out side of the lodge has every thing you could ask for, charcoal BBQ, fire-pit, picnic table, scenic view on the...More

1  Thank Soarin2016
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent a weekend in the Red Oak RV Campground in a 38 foot motorhome and had a great time. The RV park is a single loop with 50 amp electric and water. Sites are gravel, level, angled back-ins, and most are big-rig friendly. There is...More

2  Thank CruiseRider
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Stayed here at the campground sites by the river with my Kayaking club. We paddled several sections of the Buffalo, Tye and James River. The facilities were excellent and the campground store was very well stocked and organized. Ice cream after a long paddle on...More

Thank wcucat13
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We took our boys to James River State Park to experience tubing for the first time. Everyone has a blast. We have our own tubes so the convince of a pick-up service just made the day more perfect. You can rent tubes, kayaks and canoes...More

Thank Ty_Swartz
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I just love this park! I stayed in Cabin #1 in early April 2017. Cabins do not look like much outside, but they are gorgeous inside! Do not miss Tye River Overlook or the James River walk!

Thank Valerie R
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Jessi M | Reviewed this property |
Cell service: Depends on your service provider. Internet/Wifi: No.
robert c
26 March 2018|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
You would not be able to use the ATV in our park but there is national forest nearby so you may be able to there. You would need to check with them.
Alice J
26 March 2018|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
No we do not have them.