Virginia"s state parks and recreational areas.
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Virginia"s state parks and recreational areas.

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Published by Division of Publicity and Advertising in Richmond, Va .
Written in English



  • Virginia,
  • Virginia.


  • Parks -- Virginia.,
  • Virginia -- Public lands.

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LC ClassificationsSB482.V8 A52 1942
The Physical Object
Pagination[24] p. :
Number of Pages24
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Open LibraryOL184044M
LC Control Numbera 42004604

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Virginia State Parks are consistently rated the best in the nation. For more than 80 years, Virginia’s state parks have been the backdrop for perfect family vacations. Families find Virginia’s 39 state parks as diverse as the state itself, with parks found along the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, on historic sites, in the Blue Ridge. State parks and forests also feature more than 1, miles (2, km) of hiking trails across 45 areas. There are state parks in 30 of West Virginia's 55 counties with Pocahontas County having the most at five. WVDNR divides the state into six regional districts to administer its state parks, forests, and wildlife management areas.   Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation E. Main St., 24 th Floor | Richmond, VA To learn about park offerings and overnight accommodations, email [email protected] or call PARK ().   Last Updated on Novem There are 19 national park service sites in Virginia. While the stunning Shenandoah National Park may be the most famous of Virginia’s National Parks, the state boasts many other sites and parks designated for their unique place in preserving the southern landscapes, as well as for their importance in shaping early American .

Visitors and anglers fishing at 11 areas within the state parks system are more likely to catch a catfish this summer thanks to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ stocking of catchable-size channel catfish in parks waters. “DNR stocked catfish the week of May 16 and another stocking is planned the week of June 6,” according to Chris O’Bara. Hawks Nest State Park. November 10 - Decem Trees of Our Heritage. The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History hosts the "Trees of Our Heritage" cultural exhibit for the 18th year for this holiday season. Cameras ar Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Novem Farm to Table Harvest Dinner. Quite possibly the most unique state park, the Greenbrier River Trail State Park is a mile long rail trail. Used for hiking, biking and horseback riding, the Greenbrier River Trail State Park is a less than 1% grade trail that crosses 35 bridges, pops through tunnels and guides riders and hikers through unique small mountain towns. Virginia State Parks. Virginia State Parks, voted "America's Best," have campgrounds in 28 of its parks. They're open the first Friday in March until the first Monday in December. Developed Campsites. Most campsites accommodate six people per site, and larger group camping areas are available, too.

Noted for its miles of hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and horse trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail, Mount Rogers NRA includes , forested acres. Included is its namesake, Virginia's highest peak at 5, feet. Nearby White . This spot is filled with some of the state’s most popular picnic areas, hiking and mountain biking trails and cross-country skiing runs in the state. The 9,acre forest is a favorite camping site for families because it has a fully equipped campground with a full playground. Former West Virginia Wildlife Management Areas Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area – Closed in Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area – Closed in Springfield Wildlife Management Area – Closed in Federal: National Historical Parks, Chesapeake . As great as they are, State Parks aren’t your only camping options. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages much of the land around Kerr Lake, including many parks and recreational areas. Rules for Corps of Engineers parks are basically the same as rules for State Parks.