A warm day means a group paddle on Taskinas Creek

Burning of the Socks: Canoe & Kayak Season Kick Off

York River State Park
9801 York River Park Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
United States 9801 York River Park Road Williamsburg 23188


  • Canoe: $$9
  • Canoe (family 4+): $$6
  • Interpretive Program Fee (bring your own boat): $$10
  • Kayak (solo): $$16
  • Kayak (tandem): $$11

Celebrate the 2017 canoe and kayak season with a Chesapeake Bay sailing tradition.  Bring a new pair of socks to donate to a local charity.   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 (2 person + 1 child) $15, Solo kayak $20, Tandem kayak (two person) $20. Please call for reservations. Bring your own watercraft and launch either from Taskinas Creek or Croaker Landing (interpretive fee $10). 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 13.