Friends of York River State Park

The Friends of York River State Park is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the mission of the park: “The purpose of York River State Park, a Chesapeake Bay Gateway site, is to provide premiere outdoor recreational, research, and educational opportunities while protecting and interpreting, in perpetuity, the unique natural, historical, and cultural resources of the lower peninsula of Virginia.”  We accomplish this by supplying funds, materials, and labor for park projects, as well as educating the community about their local state park through various programs and events.

Dues are $10 for a single individual and $15 for a family with additional membership levels available. All support is appreciated. See the membership form below.

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York River State Park is situated in the Hampton Roads Planning District in James City County, located not far from the heavily populated Cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Poquoson, Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, as well as York County.

Located on the banks of the York River, the park consists of 2,536 acres and has 3.5 miles of river frontage. Included within the park is the Taskinas Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve that supports research and monitoring in a unique watershed containing upland marle forest, fresh water habitats, estuarine habitats, and meso-haline tidal habitats. Park amenities include canoe and kayak rentals, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking, mountain bike, and equestrian trails.

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To download "Friends of York River State Park Membership Form," click here.

To download "Friends of York River State Park's Sponsorship Application," click here.

Click here for more information on York River State Park and here to search for upcoming events.

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