It is time to explore, learn about, and play where the river meets the sea.Estuaries Day on Saturday, August 23rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We are building on last year's successful partnership with our annual 5K race with exhibitors and park programs.
Hit the ground running on Estuaries Day
The Friends of York River State Park. he course is part asphalt and dirt trail with scenic views of the woods and river. To register for the race, please contact Craig Wortman at 757-871-3846 or email here, or Rick Platt at 757-345-1431 or email here.
Learn from VIMS and other organizations
After cheering on the racers, sign up for a couple of our park programs such as canoeing, kayaking, seining, and fossil hunting. Or partners at the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association will lead riding tours. Bring your appetite as the Friends will provide delicious foods for a donation.
Great fossil hunting at low tide
Estuaries Day is an ideal event for those who haven't visited York River before. Educators can be inspired to bring their students for field education during the school year. Scouting groups may also consider scheduling a more extensive program as well. Other organizations will get a chance to see our trails, shelters, visitor's center, and other facilities. Guests who frequent our park will get a chance to enjoy some programs they may not have tried before.
All programs for Estuaries Day are FREE with $4 parking
Explore the park on Estuaries Day
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park. Click the map below for turn by from your home: