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James River State Park

(434) 933-4355

751 Park Road
Gladstone, VA 24553


Latitude: 37.623271

Longitude: -78.809896

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James River State Park is located in the rolling hills of Buckingham County, Virginia along the James River. The park has numerous options for overnight stays, and offers access to 15 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. River fishing and boating can easily be enjoyed along 8 miles of the James River and canoes, kayaks, tubes, and mountain bikes can be rented at the Outdoor Adventure livery seasonally. The park has four camping areas and two of them; Branch Pond and Canoe Landing are open year-round for primitive camping. Bring your horses and camp in one of five primitive horse campsites at Canoe Landing; or stay in one of 10 water and electric sites at Horseshoe Campground. For those who don't camp; stay in one of 18 modern cabins and enjoy all four seasons of the year.


The Friends of James River State Park help the park with financial support and volunteerism. This nonprofit group enhances park programs, activities and facilities. The friends increase the public's awareness of the park's educational and recreation benefits and opportunities. The group promotes environmental stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of James River. If you'd like more information on the Friends Group, the benefits of joining, or to sign up, please call (434) 933-4355 or email

Outdoor Recreation Award for: Canoeing, Fishing

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