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Posted on: June 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Jamestown Beach Event Park

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Jamestown Beach Event Park is a great way to spend the day! Park amenities include picnic areas (some shaded) with charcoal grills; a designated fishing area (a freshwater license is required); an observation pier; outdoor rinse stations; paddle craft launch/loading area; and concession/restroom facility. This fully accessible park features an ADA accessible walkway, parking, showers and beach mat providing direct access to the river. The park is also dog-friendly, be sure to check the owner responsibility signs displayed throughout the park.

Guests may bring their own propane grill or use one of the park’s charcoal grills to prepare favorite foods. Picnic areas are not conducive to large group picnics, as space is limited and picnic tables are limited to two per group during peak hours. Picnic tables seat up to six. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

Parking fees are in effect for nonresidents only - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. James City County and the City of Williamsburg residents pay no fees; however, proof of residency is required to avoid the fee.

Parking for nonresidents is $4/car on weekdays and $7/car on weekends and holidays. Fees are higher for high occupancy vehicles. For special events held at the park, separate parking fees may apply for both residents and nonresidents. For more information on parking fees and resident decals, visit Jamestown Beach Parking Fees or call 757-259-5360.

The James River Association conducts water quality testing at the park through Labor Day. View test results and other helpful information at the James River Association website.

Jamestown Beach Event Park, located at 2205 Jamestown Road, is open daily 8 a.m. to sunset. Concessions selling ice cream, drinks, snacks and bagged ice are available through Labor Day. For more on all County parks, visit us at or call 757-259-5360.

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