Route 1, Box 787,
Gladstone, VA 24553
phone (434) 933-4355
Park is open for day use and overnight camping. Honor parking at posted
daily rate. Hiking trails, picnic shelters, comfort stations and boat
James River State Park is one of the state's newest parks. The park offers
access to nearly 20 miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding trails. There
are restrooms in picnic areas. No water is available in the campgrounds,
but potable water is available at all five picnic shelters.
The primitive aspect of this park's camping must be considered. Still,
if you like to fish, prefer a more primitive, less crowded setting, and
enjoy canoeing and river activities, make note of this camping opportunity.
If you don’t mind roughing it a little, you’ll love the park.
Buckingham County. From U.S. 60 West, turn right onto Route 605 at the
James River Bridge. Travel seven miles, then turn left onto Route 606.
Richmond, travel west on highway. Take Rt. 60 towards Amherst for
about 60 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 605, and then go 7 miles to the
park entrance on the left.
Lynchburg, travel east on 460 to Appomattox. Take the Rt. 26 exit
(Business 460). Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 26. Continue about 12
miles to stop sign at Rt. 60 and go straight across 60 onto Rt. 605.
Continue 7 miles to the park entrance on left.
Farmville, travel Rt. 15 north to Dillwyn, Sprouses Corner. Turn
left onto Rt. 60 west and continue for about 25 miles. Turn right on
Rt. 605 and go about 7 miles to park entrance on left.
None, but visitors may bring their own horses to use bridle trails. A
Coggins Certificate must accompany each horse.
Hiking, biking, bridle and wheelchair trails
One of the state's newest parks, James River is still under development.
It formally opened to the public June 20, 1999. There are 22 primitive
campsites by the river and another seven by Branch Pond. The park features
approximately 20 miles of multiple use trails (hike, bike, horse), three
fishing ponds, three restrooms, six picnic shelters and a concrete boat
ramp. Wheelchair accessible features include the Green Hill Pond Trail
and wagon rides.
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