Back Creek Park

The Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Safety announced today that portions of Back Creek, Poquoson River, York River and Chesapeake Bay and their tributaries in York County and City of Poquoson is temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting due to a release of sewage impacting water quality in this tributary. Due to potential microbiological pollution hazards, shellfish taken from the area affected by the emergency closure are currently unacceptable for consumption. The temporary emergency closure is effective Friday September 18, 2020, and is scheduled to reopen effective Friday October 9, 2020.

A map and report of the affected area is posted on the Division of Shellfish Safety's home page at  The affected shellfish are bivalve mollusks including oysters and clams, but not crabs or finfish.

Operating Schedule & Hours

The park office will not be staffed until further notice.

About the Park

This 27-acre park located at 3000 Goodwin Neck Road offers a free boat launching facility, a picnic area, restrooms, and six lighted tennis courts. Fees are charged for tennis play. Tennis leagues, lessons, and tournaments are also available.


  • Boat Launching Facility
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch
  • Kayak Rentals (pre-paid)
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Six Lighted Tennis Courts

Boat Landing

Boat Landing has a crabbing pier and a picnic area.