The paddling season begins with the burning of the socks!

Burning of the Socks: Canoe & Kayak Season Kick Off

May 7, 2016, 10am - 12pm
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
United States


  • Canoe: $$9
  • Canoe (family 4+): $$6
  • Kayak (solo): $$16
  • Kayak (tandem): $$11

Celebrate the 2016 canoe and kayak season with a Chesapeake Bay sailing tradition. Take off your socks and burn them with the rangers. Then join us for a guided trip into Taskinas Creek and the York River. Equipment rentals are canoes - $9/person or $6/person (family of 4+), solo kayaks - $16/person, tandem kayaks - $11/person. Please call for reservations. Bring your own watercraft and launch either from Taskinas Creek or Croaker Landing. Please note that in order for the rangers to lead a guided tour, the water and air temperature must add up to 120 degrees. The "Rain Date" will be Saturday, May 14.