Heavy parking restrictions at College Creek beach
March 21, 2008
The National Park Service announced plans to enforce parking restrictions along Colonial Parkway, including the area of College Creek. Beginning the week of March 17, parking will now be strictly limited to paved, marked parking spaces, according to a March 18th press release.
p. Park officials have been forced to take action after large crowds adversely affected the park area and have endangered public safety.
College Creek is one of the only public access points to the James River in Williamsburg. It is also one of the more dangerous beaches in the area, with an average of six near-drownings per year, and was the site of a College student’s death in 1997.