James River State Park

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 river.

James River State Park
James River State Park Riverfront Picnic Area
Location of James River State Park
Nearest cityGladstone
Coordinates37°37′23″N 78°48′35″W
Area1,561 acres (6.32 km2)
Governing bodyVirginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

One of the many attractions at James River State Park is the park's 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.


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