Newport News Park

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Newport News Park

Virginia

(757) 926-1400

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Things To Do

Overview

One of the largest municipal parks in the country, this magnificent 8,000 acre-oasis is home to an incredible variety of native wildlife deer, foxes, otter, raccoon and beaver, to name a few all found in a natural setting of lush woodlands, flowering meadows and shimmering lakes. Its unique natural beauty makes Newport News Park a favorite destination for campers who love the great outdoors and the convenience of being just moments away from the multitude of activities and attractions the surrounding area provides.

Map of Newport News Park

Latitude, Longitude: 37.179373, -76.552087

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Activities

  • Boating

    Rowboat, canoe and paddleboat rentals are available from the Newport News Park Campsite Office. Launch ramps are available for privately owned watercraft (no gas motors).

  • Bicycling

    Bring your own bike or rent one at the Campsite Office. Newport News Park offers a 5.3-mile bikeway (unpaved, multi-use trail). Three single-track loops (difficulty levels vary) and connecting firetrails create approximately 5 miles of off-road bicycling fun at the Harwood's Mill Mountain Bike Trail (located across from the Harwood's Mill Fishing Facility on Oriana Road in York County). Open sunrise to sunset daily.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted by permit in two large freshwater lakes.

  • Hiking

    Newport News Park offers over 30 miles of trails through forest, field, and wetlands.

  • Historic Sites

    Newport News Park is the site of some of the best preserved Civil War fortifications, earthworks and redoubts in Virginia, and is a designated stop on the official Virginia Civil War Trails network.

  • Picnicking

    Newport News Park has twenty picnic shelters (18 full size shelters and 2 group shelters).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(757) 926-1400

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