James River State Park, Gladstone

#54 of 103 in Nature in Virginia
James River is one of our 37 Virginia State Parks. Please visit our official page at http://www.facebook.com/virginiastateparks

The park has more than 1,500 acres of rolling farm meadows and three miles of river frontage. Park facilities include cabins and lodges, primitive and water and electric campsites, primitive and water and electric horse campsites, and group camping. Thirteen primitive campsites are by the river and offer opportunities to canoe-in camp. There are 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. There's also a wheelchair accessible trail around Green Hill Pond. Three fishing ponds and boating access to 12 miles of the James River make the park ideal for anglers. There are seven picnic areas in the park and six picnic shelters that offer beautiful views of the surrounding hills.
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  • This state park has camping, horse activities, boating, swimming, tubing, cabins and more. Rangers very friendly and informative. The cabins, although only viewed from the outside look awesome. The on...  more »
  • Whether it is camping with my pony or spending a weekend with friends and my pup in a rustic cabin James River State Park is always a favorite. I especially love the off season when the trails are qui...  more »
  • Been here twice. Once in April and again in July. The rangers are friendly and take the time to have conversations with you. The river was very fun to go down in tubes. We did the 2 mile stretch in the campground several times. There is a launch 9 miles up stream but it would have taken us 10 hrs to run. River was very slow moving. Bathrooms and showers are big and clean. Laundry room with 2 sets of washer and dryer. There are events for all ages starting Thursday and run through the weekend. It's cool to hear the rumble of the trains in the distance running down the track. (No horns) Campsites have water and electrical hookup. There's a dump site only at the entrance. Use water wisely. Trailer pads are crushed gravel with a fire ring and big picnic table. Plenty of room for slideouts and entertainment. Closest stores are in Appomattox which is about a 20 min drive.
  • Very nice park. Trailer sites are easy to back into. Few sites were pull thru and taken for longer stays. Sites are wide and mostly level with small stone gravel mixture. Lots of trees between everyone. Has boat ramp and trails. However, was most expensive park we have been in so far. $48

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