List of National Natural Landmarks in Virginia

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List of National Natural Landmarks in Virginia, these are the National Natural Landmarks within Virginia, in the Eastern United States.

They are administered by the United States National Park Service. There are 12 in total.


Name Image Date Location County Description
1 Butler Cave- Breathing Cave 1973 Bath Two major cave systems that contain a 40-foot waterfall, a natural bridge, unusually fine crystalline formations, and an underground lake.
2 Caledon Natural Area 1974 King George One of the best examples of oak-tulip poplar-dominated virgin upland forest in the country.
3 Charles C. Steirly Natural Area 1974 Sussex A small essentially virgin stand of climax bald cypress-water tupelo swamp forest.
4 Grand Caverns Grand Caverns 1973 Augusta Contains unique shield formations as well as draperies, flowstone, stalactites and stalagmites.
5 Great Dismal Swamp Great Dismal Swamp 1972 Suffolk City A remnant of the original Great Dismal Swamp.
6 Luray Caverns Luray Caverns 1973 Page A cave ornately decorated with cascades, columns, stalactites, stalagmites and pools.
7 Montpelier Forest 1987 Orange A mature forest dominated primarily by tulip poplar and spicebush.
8 Rich Hole 1974 Rockbridge An outstanding example of a “cove” hardwood forest.
9 Seashore Natural Area 1965 Virginia Beach Contains parallel dunes that are densely wooded with two distinct forest types of semitropical character.
10 Virginia Coast Reserve 1979 Accomack, Northampton Relatively undisturbed barrier island-lagoon complex. A refuge for migratory shorebirds, waterfowl and colonial nesting birds.