James River State
Park is a state park located along the James River in
Buckingham County, Virginia. Opened June 20, 1999, it preserves part
of the route of the Kanawha Canal in addition to portions of the
One of the many attractions at James River
State Park is the parks more than 130 acres (0.53 km2) of native warm
season grasses that blanket fields adjacent to the James River. These
fields are maintained by periodic prescribed fire to facilitate growth
of the native grasses. Very few areas of this size with warm season
grasses still exist in the Eastern United States.
PICNIC SHELTERS: Six picnic shelters
and seven picnicking areas.
Six shelters are available for rent. They can
be rented from 8 a.m. to dark (all day). Parking fees are not included
in the shelter rental. All shelters are handicapped accessible.
Cancellation policy: No refund within 14 days
before reserved date. Before then, there's a cancellation fee that is
deducted from the refund.
Amenities: All shelters have a large party
grill (1,368 square inches) and access to restroom facilities, except
shelter 6. All are accessible to disabled people and all have a water
hydrant (except shelter 6). All shelters accommodate up to 75 people.
Three shelters have electricity and a light.