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Belle Isle State Park

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Address: Route 3, Lancaster County, VA 22503
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Excellent State Park

I go to a lot of state parks and this one was truly exceptional. The park was beautiful, the campgrounds and amenities were great, and the staff was excellent. Based on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Luke E

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to a lot of state parks and this one was truly exceptional. The park was beautiful, the campgrounds and amenities were great, and the staff was excellent. Based on the reviews I read I had high expectations going into my trip and even still it exceeded my expectations. If you enjoy nature and camping I couldn't imagine anyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing I learned while researching and planning our trip to Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County, Virginia, that more than a few travelers have confused the 892-acre park with seven miles of shoreline on the Northern Neck's Rappahannock River with the island of Belle Isle in the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Visit them both but be... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your very thorough review of Belle Isle State Park and for the warning about not getting it confused with the city park in Richmond. We not only have that issue with Belle Isle but we also have James River State Park not to be confused with the James River Park in Richmond. I am glad you enjoy... More 

Lancaster, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We really like Belle Isle, especially the hiking trails along the river. Our visit in December was cool, but surprisingly saw some Monarch butterflies around the fields. They have kayaks , canoes, paddle boards and small boats that you can rent to enjoy the creeks and River.

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Cobbs Creek, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The kayak launch and camp grounds are in great shape... the trail along the marsh is beautiful with one of the largest Bald Eagle's nest I have ever seen... great picnicking areas and beautiful grounds..

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Belle Isle State Park. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with potential visitors. I hope you will be able to visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

BEAUTIFUL views of the James River and the downtown skyline. My 10, 9 and 5-year olds loved climbing on the boulders with the perfectly natural variety of skill levels. The touches of history throughout this park were fascinating to me and great pit stops for my little hikers who admittedly weren't as interested in the historical datapoints as they were... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

Sorry you have Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster, VA mixed up with Belle Isle Park in Richmond. You might want to delete this review and submit it on their site. It is confusing I know. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this park. It was my first time kayaking and it was a great location, still water, not crowded and super affordable to rent a kayak. It is a good idea to reserve kayak rentals ahead as they do get booked. The staff was wonderful. It was a pleasant drive to get there through quaint small towns. One... More 

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Burlingame, CA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful gem of a park this is! Nicely sized campsites (ours was huge and right across from the very well-maintained bathhouse), friendly and helpful staff, and great water access. Got here on a Sunday afternoon, snagged our site, and nearly had the campground to ourselves for a few days. Very quiet. We brought a canoe and kayak, and... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Belle Isle State Park. Thank you writing a review sharing the great details for prospective customers. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

When the past reviews were saying this campground was quiet, they weren't kidding. Even during the daytime, I didn't see many people or cars or hear loud groups/music, really...and this was a summer weekend in June. We got there after hours on Friday (after 10pm) and were still able to get to our site with no fuss. The Picnic Area... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to Belle Isle State Park. You provided some great tips for prospective visitors. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very nice, well kept state park with large private camping sites. Access to river for fishing and canoeing nearby. Paths to ride bikes, trails to hike. Sites were very large and nicely groomed with good access for all size RV's. Water & electric, with dump station nearby. Staff very friendly and helpful camp host. Not a lot of sites, so... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Belle Isle State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write a review to share your experience with potential visitors. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice park, well kept and quiet. Really enjoy the summer concerts on Saturday nights during the summer!

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Belle Isle State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Belle Isle State Park. We should be listing the 2016 concert series soon. I hope you will come back again. More 

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