James River State Park

Description Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the park features rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful views, as well as 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. Visitors can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish or tent camp on the banks of the historic river or at Branch Pond. Facilities include cabins, a visitor center, a gift shop, a camp store, a natural playground, picnic shelters, multi-use trails, boat launches, water/electric campgrounds and equestrian camping.
Address 104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone, VA 24553
Website James River State Park
Contact Marty 434 933-8527
To Bring
Date(s) Monday, Oct 10, 2022 Wednesday, Oct 12,2022
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Ring The Banjo
James River State Park would like to welcome you to a wonderful, educational concert behind the Visitor Center. Did you know the five-string banjo was invented in this area? Join us for a fun program telling the life of the banjo, complete with live music from original, 19th-century instruments. Bring chairs and/or blankets and watch the sunset.

Tue, Oct 11, 06:00PM - Tue, Oct 11, 07:00PM Ages: 10-18 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 10 $2.00
Build a Bee Hotel
Not all bees live in hives. Our native mason bees are some of our most effective pollinators, and they love to make their homes in bee hotels. This fun workshop will use recycled materials to build habitats for these docile, "stingless" insects that will help your garden at home.

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00AM - Tue, Oct 11, 10:30AM Ages: 5-18 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 5 $0.00
Owl Prowl
Have you ever seen or heard an actual owl call in the night? James River is home to a number of unique species of owls. Join us for a short hike as we call our feathered friends. Wear some comfortable shoes.

Mon, Oct 10, 09:00PM - Mon, Oct 10, 10:00PM Ages: 5-18 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 5 $0.00
Group Camping - James River
There group site has no hookups and is tent only. It's near a restroom and features a fire-ring with a flip grill, picnic tables and a pedestal grill.

Mon, Oct 10, 04:00PM - Wed, Oct 12, 01:00PM Ages: All ages Participant 5-16 $10.00
Chaperone 16+ $10.00
Sibling Under 5 free $0.00