Follow these basic rules when you go a Virginia State Park to get the most enjoyment out of your visit:
WATCH THE SUNRISE
Capturing the sunrise at York River State Park
BUILD A SAND CASTLE
or a Sand Sculpture at Douthat State Park
Enjoying s'mores at Bear Creek Lake State Park
Getting wet at Pocahontas State Park - Photo courtesy of Bill Crabtree, Jr., Va. Tourism Corp.
SIT A SPELL
Sitting a spell on the porch at Occoneechee State Park
READ A BOOK
Read a good book at Fairy Stone State Park
LOOK FOR FOSSILS
Finding Fossils at York River State Park
PLAY LEAP FROG
Leap Frog at Bear Creek Lake State Park - Photo courtesy of Bill Crabtree, Jr., Va. Tourism Corp.
Get sand between your toes at First Landing State Park
RUN WITH THE DOG
Running with the dog at Douthat State Park - Photo courtesy of Bill Crabtree, Jr., Va. Tourism Corp.
Shoes are optional at Smith Mountain Lake State Park
TAKE A NAP
Afternoon nap at a Shenandoah River State Park Cabin
PLAY IN THE WAVES
Play in the waves at First Landing State Park
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-- TAKE A LONG WALK
-- GO BIRD WATCHING
-- SWIM A LITTLE
-- KICK THE BALL
-- PLAY A BOARD GAME
-- RIDE YOUR BIKE
-- HAVE A PICNIC
-- HUG YOUR FAMILY
You’ll find plenty of programs, events and activities at Virginia State Parks. Our 35 parks have thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, more than 500 miles of trails and convenient access to Virginia’s major waterways. Beaches, picnic shelters, family lodges, meeting facilities, festivals, concerts, nature programs, cultural happenings… the list goes on and on. From Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, there’s something for everyone at Virginia State Parks. Whether you’re after a relaxing picnic or a two-week vacation, leave life’s daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and your family at a nearby state park.
VIRGINIA STATE PARKS are all about FAMILY - FRIENDS - FUN!