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 37 parks.[1]

State parks[edit]

Douthat Lake, located in Douthat State Park.
Fog on a lake in Hungry Mother State Park.
Name Web-
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Location Size Established Status Remarks
Bear Creek Lake State Park [1] Cumberland, Virginia 7006227433330938880562 acres (2.27 km2)[1] 1939[1] Open
Belle Isle State Park [2] Lancaster County, Virginia 7006302300174753280747 acres (3.02 km2)[1] 1993[1] Open
Breaks Interstate Park [3] Breaks, Virginia 70071821085390080004,500 acres (18 km2) 1954 Open
Caledon Natural Area [4] King George, Virginia 70071055420154961922,608 acres (10.55 km2)[1] 1974[1] Open
Chippokes Plantation State Park [5] Surry, Virginia 70067871135741568001,945 acres (7.87 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
Claytor Lake State Park [6] Dublin, Virginia 7006192630365706240476 acres (1.93 km2)[1] 1951[1] Open
Douthat State Park [7] Millboro, Virginia 70071839296243980804,545 acres (18.39 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
Fairy Stone State Park [8] Stuart, Virginia 70071893119434398724,678 acres (18.93 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
False Cape State Park [9] Virginia Beach, Virginia 70071748646660119044,321 acres (17.49 km2)[1] 1968[1] Open
First Landing State Park [10] Virginia Beach, Virginia 70071456058940779523,598 acres (14.56 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open Originally Seashore State Park[1]
Grayson Highlands State Park [11] Mouth of Wilson, Virginia 70071965558164359684,857 acres (19.66 km2)[1] 1965[1] Open
High Bridge Trail State Park [12] Farmville, Virginia 7006246048870481920608 acres (2.46 km2)[1] 2006[1] Open
Holliday Lake State Park [13] Appomattox, Virginia 7006101171410560000250 acres (1.0 km2)[1] 1939[1] Open
Hungry Mother State Park [14] Marion, Virginia 70069489878310528002,345 acres (9.49 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
James River State Park [15] Gladstone, Virginia 70066345470870323201,568 acres (6.35 km2)[1] 1993[1] Open
Kiptopeke State Park [16] Cape Charles, Virginia 7006216911504240640536 acres (2.17 km2)[1] 1992[1] Open
Lake Anna State Park [17] Spotsylvania County, Virginia 70069991688506905602,469 acres (9.99 km2)[1] 1972[1] Open
Leesylvania State Park [18] Woodbridge, Virginia 7006206794363184640511 acres (2.07 km2)[1] 1975[1] Open
Mason Neck State Park [19] Lorton, Virginia 70067539293514931201,863 acres (7.54 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
Middle Peninsula State Park 7006165111742033920408 acres (1.65 km2)[1] 2006[1] Closed
Natural Tunnel State Park [20] Duffield, Virginia 7006356528050813440881 acres (3.57 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
New River Trail State Park [21] Fosters Falls, Virginia 70064953352261017601,224 acres (4.95 km2)[1] 1987[1] Open
Occoneechee State Park [22] Clarksville, Virginia 70071088604377625602,690 acres (10.9 km2)[1] 1968[1] Open
Pocahontas State Park [23] Chesterfield, Virginia 70073112437274467847,691 acres (31.12 km2)[1] 1946[1] Open
Powhatan State Park [24] Powhatan, Virginia 70066325236588211201,563 acres (6.33 km2)[1] 2003[1] Open
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park [25] Rice, Virginia 7006131118148085760324 acres (1.31 km2)[1] 1937[1] Open
Seven Bends State Park 70064317995802700801,067 acres (4.32 km2)[1] 2004[1] Closed
Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park [26] Bentonville, Virginia 70066895843343769601,704 acres (6.90 km2)[1] 1994[1] Open
Shot Tower Historical State Park [27] Austinville, Virginia 70042832799495680007 acres (0.028 km2)[1] 1964[1] Open
Sky Meadows State Park [28] Delaplane, Virginia 70066547813691443201,618 acres (6.55 km2)[1] 1975[1] Open
Smith Mountain Lake State Park [29] Huddleston, Virginia 70066094565772134401,506 acres (6.09 km2)[1] 1967[1] Open
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park [30] Big Stone Gap, Virginia 70038093712844800002 acres (0.0081 km2)[1] 1943[1] Open
Staunton River State Park [31] Scottsburg, Virginia 70071037209301061122,563 acres (10.37 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
Staunton River Battlefield State Park [32] Randolph, Virginia 7006139616546572800345 acres (1.40 km2)[1] 1955[1] Open
Tabb Monument [33] Amelia County, Virginia 70034046856422400001 acre (0.0040 km2)[1] 1936[1] Open
Twin Lakes State Park [34] Green Bay, Virginia 7006195867850844160484 acres (1.96 km2)[1] 1939[1] Open
Westmoreland State Park [35] Montross, Virginia 70065612989857868801,387 acres (5.61 km2)[1] 1933[1] Open
Widewater State Park 70064407026643993601,089 acres (4.41 km2)[1] 2006[1] Closed
Wilderness Road State Park [36] Ewing, Virginia 7005776996433100800192 acres (0.78 km2)[1] 1993[1] Open
York River State Park [37] Williamsburg, Virginia 70071033162444638722,553 acres (10.33 km2)[1] 1969[1] Open

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