If you enjoy the outdoors and are looking for solid accommodations, you will love James River State Park and have a five-star vacation. We stayed in the cabins with four adults and two small children. There was plenty of space, and the cabins were well apportioned. We did not have all the comforts of home, but we had everything we needed. And a gas grill.
The park itself offers a network of hiking trails that are well marked and easy to navigate. We had two good days of hiking before the rain came. We also used the park livery for canoes and kayaks. The short trip was a nice jaunt on the water and is suitable for younger children (8-10 years).
Park staff is very helpful. Remember to bring everything you need with you - cabin stays are made nicer by your own pillow and extra towels (why I said four-star vacation destination). Dogs are allowed and I had no issues with mine. Don't miss the Tye River overlook, though I enjoyed view from the kayak along the river banks just as much.
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