Friends of James River State Park

The Friends of James River State Park actively participate in the mission of James River State Park. That mission is to conserve the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of the park, as well as to provide a variety of recreational and educational opportunities and to promote environmental stewardship. You too can become involved.

A nice view of the river.Kids enjoy tubing here.A wooden walkway

You can earn benefits for your volunteer work. For example, you can earn free passes, free camping, and free cabin use at all Virginia State Parks. The ultimate benefit you can earn is a lifetime entrance pass to all Virginia State Parks along with the satisfaction of contributing to a great local resource.

Located in western Buckingham County, on the banks of the Middle James River, James River State Park is a fairly recent addition to the family of Virginia State Parks. Opened in 1999, the park encompasses 1,561 acres of rolling woodlands with over three miles of river frontage and more than 20 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Campsites and cabins are available year-round and the river is incredibly popular for canoeing, kayaking and tubing during the warm summer months.

As the park continues to be developed, new opportunities will arise to support the park in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through the Friends group. Friends groups are non-profit organizations that are formed to support a local park through volunteerism, advocacy and fundraising efforts. Anyone interested in becoming involved with Friends of James River State Park, please contact the Friends and ask for information on joining, annual membership, dues or donations. Dues and Donations are Tax Deductible.

Thanks for your support.

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