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Waller Mill Park

Waller Mill Park

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Waller Mill Park
901 Airport Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 259-3778


Effective Friday, July 3, 2020, Waller Mill Park resumes full operation .

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Thank you for your continued patience and support during this time. These precautions are necessary in order to keep our City safe.


Waller Mill Park is located at 901 Airport Road (Rt. 645) between I-64 and Rt. 60 West. This 2,705-acre park is situated around a reservoir that was opened to the public in July 1972. The 360-acre lake is open for fishing, boating, pedal boating, canoeing and kayaking with a tunnel connecting the upper and lower sections of the lake. Numerous picnic tables, picnic shelters, play fields, and playground equipment are nestled among the trees providing a scenic picnic area. 


  • Boat Rentals (kayak, canoe, pedal boats, jon boats)
  • Hiking Trails (wooded & asphalt)
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Picnic Shelters (4 to rent for events)
  • Dog Park
  • Playground Equipment
  • Boat Ramp
  • Kayak Ramp
  • Fishing Pier
  • Ball fields
  • Restrooms
  • Boat House Store (rod rentals, tackle, bait, snacks & drinks)

2020 Hours:

January 2- February 9, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 10- March 8, 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
March 9 – March 31, 2020 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
April 1 - April 30, 2020
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
May 1 - August 31, 2020 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
September 1- October 4, 2020 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
October 5- October 31, 2020 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
November 1- December 31,  2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scheduled Closings: November 26, 2020, December 24 & 25, 2020

Park Rules:

  • Feeding of wildlife is prohibited
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after in all our park.
  • Alcohol, in any form, is not permitted in the park.
  • Parks and/or fields may be closed due to weather conditions.
  • Use the paths where possible to reduce erosion.
  • No unauthorized motorized vehicles on trails or in park areas.
  • Gas powered outboard motors prohibited. Electric trolling motors can be used.
  • Paddle boards and inflatables prohibited.


General Information:

Entrance Fee: $2.00 per vehicle / $25.00 annual pass

Trails. Our wooded hiking trails provide 6 ¼ miles of picturesque walk with water and wooded views. A two-mile asphalt bike trail offers a scenic connection between Mooretown and Rochambeau Roads. A short hike from the park along the asphalt bike trail will bring you to the Lookout Tower, which offers a panoramic view of the water and woodlands.

Picnic Shelters. We have four (4) picnic shelters available for rent for events. Our four shelters offer a variety of amenities to choose from and can accommodate 20-150 people. Please call (757) 259-3778 to check date availability and prices. Corn hole and disc golf are also available for rental with shelters.

Fishing. Fishing at the park's lake is always a source of enjoyment for young and old alike. Within the clear waters, maintained populations of largemouth bass, striped bass, perch, brim, crappie and more await your hook. Fishing docks are accessible to wheelchairs. Fishing poles are available for rental as well as bait and tackle for purchase.  16 and older must have a fishing license to fish from boats and piers.

Disc Golf.  Our 18 hole disc golf course can be played by beginners and experts alike. The 9-hole course is for beginner players with shorter holes, less walking and easier terrain for the family players. The 18-hole course is for more advanced players. The disc golf course is through the woods. Please be sure to bring a drink and use bug spray.

Boat Rentals:  Canoe and kayak rentals are seasonal.  Jon boats and pedal boats can be rented year round.  Paddleboards are not permitted.

Wildlife is aplenty at Waller Mill Park as many reptiles, amphibians and birds inhabit this unique area. Please remember that wildlife cannot be removed from the park and feeding of wildlife is prohibited.


Waller Mill Park Quick Links:
Park Rules Trail Map Events & Programs
Hours of Operation Waller Mill Park Brochure The Giving Garden
Fee Schedule Parental Waiver Angler's Club
Shelter Reservations Waller Mill Dog Park Rules Volunteer Opportunities
Kayak Classes Waller Mill Dog Park




The City of Williamsburg does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.