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Sandy Bottom Nature Park

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1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666-1446
+1 757-825-4657
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Lake is very small

The lake is very small, dirty and full of mosquitos. Sadly The nature center does not offer a tour... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Nice Park - can do boating, walk around and also has kids play area - good for picnics

Nice Park - can do boating, walk around and also has kids play area - good for picnics. It has a... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
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“paddle boats” (9 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“live animals” (4 reviews)
1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666-1446
+1 757-825-4657
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The lake is very small, dirty and full of mosquitos. Sadly The nature center does not offer a tour guide.

Thank G8118FPlisac
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice Park - can do boating, walk around and also has kids play area - good for picnics. It has a lot of open area for picnic, playing (soccer etc.), a nice nature center and couple of boating options. It is also very picturesque.

Thank Arun I
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After leaving the nearby theater, I would always see the entrance to the park. I never took the time to stop and at least drive through the park. On a beautiful, warm day, I wanted to try something different. I'm so glad I selected this...More

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice place for walking, running, and peddle boating. We did a walk around the lake and it as about 2.5 miles which took us about 45 min. Next time we are going to do the boating thing, cost I think is going to be...More

1  Thank AlxCdog
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to take our dog for a walk and Sand Bottom and boy were we surprised! This park is so nice. There are two large ponds full of wildlife! I counted over 30 turtles just beside the small pier in the...More

2  Thank Wade P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Miles of trails that are great for walking or running, paddleboat/canoe rentals, plenty of fish and turtles, picnic areas, dog park, Ranger station with wildlife exhibits, camp sites with Yurts available, great place for a nature lover!

2  Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Sandy Bottom Nature Center was once a scar on our planet but has been transformed from a eyesore dump to a beautiful location of lakes and hiking trails. Great family fare. Nature center includes what some cities might call a "museum". Great facility with rental...More

Thank donpipes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I visit Sandy Bottom Nature Park regularly. I enjoy the well-maintained trails around the lakes and through the wooded areas. There are public restrooms near the playground and also in the main visitor center. The visitor center has exhibits of reptiles and amphibians on display,...More

2  Thank lonegunkim
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This park has a wonderful Nature Center with live animals. a meeting room, educational materials, and a some nice items for purchase. You can camp in little cabins by the lake, paddle board, hike, bird watch, and even take a guided tour led by a...More

3  Thank Patti D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are a few trails and limited parking. Camping is available on site. There is a great wetlands trail with the wildlife to go with it. Bring binoculars so you can get up close and personal with the animals.

2  Thank UPSdude
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