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Brochure of Virginia State Parks. Published by Virginia State Parks.

Environmental Education Virginia State Parks are premier environmental education sites. Schools, scouts, groups and individuals are encouraged to come learn more about their world. Backyard Classroom programs, incorporating Virginia’s Standards of Learning, promote lifelong learning. They also help young people enjoy, appreciate and understand the outdoors. Programs & Festivals Master new outdoor cooking recipes. Pan for gold or tour a cave. Learn or improve outdoor skills. Enjoy a rangerled hike, eagle tour or owl prowl. Workshops and events are as diverse as the parks. VIRGINIA Discounts Virginia State Parks are affordable every day, but annual passes can save you money on parking, boat launching and swimming. The Customer Loyalty Program lets you earn points that can be redeemed for free or discounted overnight stays. STATE PARKS You can also receive a 25 percent discount on weekend cabins if you make a reservation on Thursday or Friday, based on availability. Just ask for the discount on the phone when you make the reservation. Park Accessibility Virginia State Parks strive to make each park as barrier-free as possible. Contact the Customer Service Center or individual parks for more information before your trip. Pets Pets are welcome but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet or in an enclosed area at all times. Cabin guests are charged $10 plus tax per night per pet. No pet fee is charged for camping. There’s plenty of history, too. Immerse yourself in Colonial times, the Civil War or the Underground Railroad. When it comes to festivals, you’ll find music, arts and crafts, local food and beverage, classic cars and more. Up-to-theminute, comprehensive information is available at Nature & History All parks have trails, many with signs explaining the environment. Wander trails at First Landing through cypress swamps or hike Caledon’s trails along ridges and ravines through rare oldgrowth forest. Overlooks at Hungry Mother, Grayson Highlands and Natural Tunnel offer a glimpse of powerful geological forces that shaped the land. See how rivers shaped some parks, such as Belle Isle, James River, Natural Bridge, Powhatan and Westmoreland. | 800-933-PARK (7275) Shenandoah River Seven Bends Sky Meadows 540-622-6840 540-622-6840 540-592-3556 CT • CT • Douthat 540-862-8100 T Natural Bridge 540-291-1326 Smith Mountain Lake 540-297-6066 • 540-854-5503 703-730-8205 703-339-2385 540-288-1400 • B/E/H • B/H • B/E/H/U VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS • • FP • • • • B/E/H H • FP • • B/H • • • B/E/H/U • H/U NORTHERN VIRGINIA Lake Anna Leesylvania Mason Neck Widewater • • • FP CT • • • • B/H/U • • • UD CT CHESAPEAKE BAY Belle Isle Caledon Machicomoco Westmoreland 804-462-5030 540-663-3861 804-642-2419 804-493-8821 • • • B/E/H/U • • B/H • CT • • FP • B/H • FP • P B/H/U COASTAL Chippokes Plantation False Cape­­­­ First Landing York River 757-294-3728 757-426-7128 757-412-2300 757-566-3036 • • P B/E/H/U • • B/H/U • • • B/H • • • FP • • B/E/H/U EASTERN SHORE Photo courtesy Jackie Jamison Kiptopeke CENTRAL VIRGINIA Bear Creek Lake­ High Bridge Trail Holliday Lake James River Pocahontas Powhatan Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Twin Lakes (Cedar Crest Conference Center) Boa t La unc h Boa t Re nta ls Fish in g Day Use O nl y Play grou nds Swi mm in g Trai ls BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS SHENANDOAH VALLEY 757-331-2267 • • • FP • • H/U/B 804-492-4410 434-315-0457 434-248-6308 434-933-4355 804-796-4255 804-598-7148 804-561-7510 434-392-3435 434-767-2398 T • • • • B/E/H T • • • • • • • • T • • • • • CT • • 540-643-2500 276-579-7092 276-781-7400 276-781-7425 276-699-6778 276-699-6778 • • • FP • • • T • • • CT • • • • B/H/U B/E/H • B/H/U B/E/H/U • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA Fairy Stone Occoneechee Staunton River Battlefield Staunton River 276-930-2424 434-374-2210 434-454-4312 434-572-4623 T • • • 276-865-4413 276-254-5487 276-940-2674 276-940-2696 276-523-1322 276-445-3065 T • • • • • • • B/E/H • B/H/U • • P B/E/H • • P B/E/H HEART OF APPALACHIA Breaks Interstate Clinch River Natural Tunnel (Cove Ridge Conference Center) Southwest Virginia Museum Wilderness Road CT • • • • B/H • P B/H/U H/U • B/E/H TABLE LEGEND­­­: B Biking CT Car-top Boat Launch E Equestrian FP Fishing Pier H Hiking P Pool Swimming T Electric Motors Only U Universally Accessible UD Under Development B/E/H B/E/H/U P • B/E/H/U B/E/H H • • Many parks offer overnight facilities suitable for reunions, weddings and special events. Some parks even have equestrian campsites. B/E/H/U B/E/H/U • T Claytor Lake Grayson Highlands Hungry Mother (Hemlock Haven Conference Center) New River Trail Shot Tower With lodges, cabins, yurts and campsites, the fun doesn’t end at sundown. Many cabins are available year-round, and most campgrounds are open from the first Friday in March to the first Monday in December. Primitive campsites are available year-round. B/H stay. Shenandoah River Sky Meadows Douthat Smith Mountain Lake Lake Anna Leesylvania Belle Isle Caledon Machicomoco Westmoreland Chippokes Plantation False Cape­­­­ First Landing Kiptopeke Bear Creek Lake­ Holliday Lake James River Pocahontas Powhatan Twin Lakes Claytor Lake Grayson Highlands Hungry Mother New River Trail Fairy Stone Occoneechee Staunton River Breaks Interstate Natural Tunnel Southwest Virginia Museum Wilderness Road Cab in s Lod ges Yurt s Cam pin Dev g Cabin elop s ed C amp site RV C s amp site s-m ax si ze Prim itive Cam psit es Equ estr ian C amp site s Virginia State Parks are the best way to explore the rich, natural wonder of our beautiful state. From a quiet hike to a bluegrass festival, state parks offer hundreds of programs, activities, concerts and other ways to enjoy Virginia. play. Boa t La unc h Boa t Re nta ls Fish in g Day Use O nl y Play grou nds Swi mm in g Trai ls From the mountains of Appalachia to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, our commonwealth is as diverse as the people who call it home. • • • • • • • • • • • up to 60’ • • • • up to 50’ up to 50’ up to 60’ • • up to 45’ • • • • up to 50’ up to 40’ up to 50’ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • HI, CI HI • Cabins & Lodges If you‘d like a cozy cabin, you’re in luck. Twentyone parks rent cabins. Cabin sizes and sleeping arrangements vary by park. All cabins have kitchens and bathrooms with a shower. They have rustic furniture, a microwave, a refrigerator, an oven and kitchen necessities. For larger groups and retreats, five and sixbedroom lodges are available. All cabins have fireplaces, except for cabins at Chippokes Plantation and the Martin Cottage and Hill Lodge at Twin Lakes. Cabins at Smith Mountain Lake have woodstoves. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the standard cabin rental period is six nights. The required stay is four nights for a reservation made three months in advance and two nights one month in advance. At other times, there’s a two-night minimum stay. Camping Camping cabins do not include bathrooms or appliances. Guests use nearby campground restrooms. HI, CI HI, CI HI, CI HI HI, CI HI up to 60’ up to 40’ up to 35’ up to 38’ up to 40’ DI, HI, CI up to 65’ up to 60’ HI, CI up to 36’ up to 35’ up to 50’ up to 35’ HI, CI up to 30’ up to 65’ up to 45’ Developed and group campsites have picnic tables, grills and access to bathhouses. Primitive campsites generally have fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and non-potable water. Campgrounds at Douthat, Hungry Mother, Pocahontas and Shenandoah River are open year-round. • Yurts They’re like cabins … decks, doors, walls, floors, furniture and beds. But it’s like camping … there’s no electricity, and they are in the campgrounds. • A yurt is a circular domed tent with a collapsible frame that in days past was covered by felt or skins. Our yurts are enveloped in canvas and built on a solid foundation. • • • • So if you’re in the mood for camping but not wild about setting up a tent or prefer “roughing it” just a little, consider renting a yurt. up to 50’ G PRIMITIVE CAMPING: HI - Hike-in, DI - Drive-in, CI - Canoe-in, G - Group Camping by Permit | 800-933-PARK (7275) Recreate Responsibly. Learn more at | 800-933-PARK (7275)

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