Known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a rich habitat for marine and plant life, this park is on the York River and is designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. This pristine environment offers clues to a rich natural and cutural history. Programs, activities and visitor center displays focus on the history, use and preservation of the York River and its marshes, as well as wildlife found in the river and the park. More than 25 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails allow visitors to explore the marsh, river shoreline and forests. A boat ramp, fresh and saltwater fishing spots, a saltwater fishing pier, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and seasonal bike, boat, and recreational equipment rentals are available.