List of Virginia state parks

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Breaks Canyon, located in Breaks Interstate Park.

This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Virginia state park system.

Virginia opened its entire state park system on June 15, 1936 as a six-park system. The six originals state parks were Seashore State Park (now First Landing State Park), Westmoreland State Park, Staunton River State Park, Douthat State Park, Fairy Stone State Park, and Hungry Mother State Park. The park system now oversees 40 parks.[1]

State parks[edit]

Douthat Lake, located in Douthat State Park.
Fog on a lake in Hungry Mother State Park.
Name Web-
site
Location Size Established Status Remarks
Bear Creek Lake State Park [1] Cumberland, Virginia 7002562000000000000562 acres (2.27 km2)[1] 1939[1] Open
Belle Isle State Park [2] Lancaster County, Virginia 7002747000000000000747 acres (3.02 km2)[1] 1993[1] Open
Breaks Interstate Park [3] Breaks, Virginia 70034500000000000004,500 acres (18 km2) 1954 Open
Caledon Natural Area [4] King George, Virginia 70032608000000000002,608 acres (10.55 km2)[1] 1974[1] Open
Chippokes Plantation State Park [5] Surry, Virginia 70031945000000000001,945 acres (7.87 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
Claytor Lake State Park [6] Dublin, Virginia 7002476000000000000476 acres (1.93 km2)[1] 1951[1] Open
Douthat State Park [7] Millboro, Virginia 70034545000000000004,545 acres (18.39 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
Fairy Stone State Park [8] Stuart, Virginia 70034678000000000004,678 acres (18.93 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
False Cape State Park [9] Virginia Beach, Virginia 70034321000000000004,321 acres (17.49 km2)[1] 1968[1] Open
First Landing State Park [10] Virginia Beach, Virginia 70033598000000000003,598 acres (14.56 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open Originally Seashore State Park[1]
Grayson Highlands State Park [11] Mouth of Wilson, Virginia 70034857000000000004,857 acres (19.66 km2)[1] 1965[1] Open
High Bridge Trail State Park [12] Farmville, Virginia 7002608000000000000608 acres (2.46 km2)[1] 2006[1] Open
Holliday Lake State Park [13] Appomattox, Virginia 7002250000000000000250 acres (1.0 km2)[1] 1939[1] Open
Hungry Mother State Park [14] Marion, Virginia 70032345000000000002,345 acres (9.49 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
James River State Park [15] Gladstone, Virginia 70031568000000000001,568 acres (6.35 km2)[1] 1993[1] Open
Kiptopeke State Park [16] Cape Charles, Virginia 7002536000000000000536 acres (2.17 km2)[1] 1992[1] Open
Lake Anna State Park [17] Spotsylvania County, Virginia 70032469000000000002,469 acres (9.99 km2)[1] 1972[1] Open
Leesylvania State Park [18] Woodbridge, Virginia 7002511000000000000511 acres (2.07 km2)[1] 1975[1] Open
Mason Neck State Park [19] Lorton, Virginia 70031863000000000001,863 acres (7.54 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
Middle Peninsula State Park 7002408000000000000408 acres (1.65 km2)[1] 2006[1] Closed
Natural Tunnel State Park [20] Duffield, Virginia 7002881000000000000881 acres (3.57 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
New River Trail State Park [21] Fosters Falls, Virginia 70031224000000000001,224 acres (4.95 km2)[1] 1987[1] Open
Occoneechee State Park [22] Clarksville, Virginia 70032690000000000002,690 acres (10.9 km2)[1] 1968[1] Open
Pocahontas State Park [23] Chesterfield, Virginia 70037691000000000007,691 acres (31.12 km2)[1] 1946[1] Open
Powhatan State Park [24] Powhatan, Virginia 70031563000000000001,563 acres (6.33 km2)[1] 2003[1] Open
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park [25] Rice, Virginia 7002324000000000000324 acres (1.31 km2)[1] 1937[1] Open
Seven Bends State Park 70031067000000000001,067 acres (4.32 km2)[1] 2004[1] Closed
Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park [26] Bentonville, Virginia 70031704000000000001,704 acres (6.90 km2)[1] 1994[1] Open
Shot Tower Historical State Park [27] Austinville, Virginia 70007000000000000007 acres (0.028 km2)[1] 1964[1] Open
Sky Meadows State Park [28] Delaplane, Virginia 70031618000000000001,618 acres (6.55 km2)[1] 1975[1] Open
Smith Mountain Lake State Park [29] Huddleston, Virginia 70031506000000000001,506 acres (6.09 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park [30] Big Stone Gap, Virginia 70002000000000000002 acres (0.0081 km2)[1] 1943[1] Open
Staunton River State Park [31] Scottsburg, Virginia 70032563000000000002,563 acres (10.37 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
Staunton River Battlefield State Park [32] Randolph, Virginia 7002345000000000000345 acres (1.40 km2)[1] 1955[1] Open
Tabb Monument [33] Amelia County, Virginia 70001000000000000001 acre (0.0040 km2)[1] 1936[1] Open
Twin Lakes State Park [34] Green Bay, Virginia 7002484000000000000484 acres (1.96 km2)[1] 1939[1] Open
Westmoreland State Park [35] Montross, Virginia 70031387000000000001,387 acres (5.61 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
Widewater State Park 70031089000000000001,089 acres (4.41 km2)[1] 2006[1] Closed
Wilderness Road State Park [36] Ewing, Virginia 7002192000000000000192 acres (0.78 km2)[1] 1993[1] Open
York River State Park [37] Williamsburg, Virginia 70032553000000000002,553 acres (10.33 km2)[1] 1969[1] Open

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