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James River State Park

28 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

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

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


28 Reviews of James River State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 19
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2021

Beautiful in the day and night

Branch Pond campsite provides for so much more privacy than Canoe Landing. The sites are larger too! My only complaint, which is 100% personal, is that there was a train that came through about 2 times a night. I’m a light sleeper and heard it coming miles away. Other than that, I enjoyed my visit…

  • Full time resident of the park
  • Leaving Branch Pond Campsite
SiteBP 1
Month of VisitNovember
J K.
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2021

Awesome state park

Peaceful, quiet, only a few sites. Separated nicely. Gorgeous views.

Month of VisitNovember
Kaylee G.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2021

Night Sky for miles

Reserved a water/electric site only to be near a bathhouse. Traveling with a toddler equals twice the mess.

Site was a decent size because it accommodates RVs. The site was crushed rock, which wasn't ideal but it was quiet even throughout. 

Bathhouse looked like it was fairly new. Loved…

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James River State Park is located in Virginia


Buckingham County. From U.S. 60 West, turn right onto Route 605 (Riverside Dr.) at the James River Bridge. Travel seven miles, then turn left onto Route 606.


37.62380419 N
78.79928767 W

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