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Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Description

This campground and park, owned by James City County, possesses amazing habitat along the Chickahominy River and Gordon’s Creek. Canoe and kayak rentals make this habitat among the most accessible of any on the trail. The park offers a many areas to view tidal streams and rivers. During low tide, mudflats may reveal a variety of marsh birds. Belted kingfisher and varied woodpeckers can also be observed. During winter, look for a diversity of waterfowl. The open fields are popular with eastern bluebirds and eastern phoebes.

An additional option for exploration from this location is the Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile multi-use trail which runs adjacent to the park. The park offers a trailhead for parking.

Directions

Physical Address: 1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185

From Williamsburg, take VA-199 W/VA-5 W/Humelsine Pkwy W, turn left to stay on VA-5 W/John Tyler Highway, and the park entrance is on the right in approximately 8 miles.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: James City County: 757-258-5020, parks.rec@jamescitycountyva.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Grounds are Free, Fee for Rentals and Boat Ramp Launch, Open Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Chickahominy Riverfront Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • Fish Crow
  • Tufted Titmouse

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Camping
  • Fee
  • Food
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Observation Platform
  • Boat Ramp