Twin Lakes State Park (Virginia)

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Twin Lakes State Park
Twin Lakes State Parks Cedar Crest Conference Center (10029234324).jpg
Cedar Crest Conference Center in the park
Location Virginia, USA
Nearest city Green Bay
Coordinates 37°10′26″N 78°16′25″W / 37.17389°N 78.27361°W / 37.17389; -78.27361Coordinates: 37°10′26″N 78°16′25″W / 37.17389°N 78.27361°W / 37.17389; -78.27361
Area 495 acres (2.00 km²)
Governing body

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Twin Lakes State Park (Virginia)
NRHP Reference # 12000906[1]
VLR # 073-0070
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 31, 2012
Designated VLR September 18, 2008[2]

Twin Lakes State Park is a state park in Virginia. It is located in Central Virginia in Prince Edward County.

Twin Lakes State Park, centrally located in Virginia's Piedmont region, provides visitors from all over the Commonwealth with a variety of lakefront activities in a secluded setting. Swimming, camping, fishing, biking, canoeing and hiking are popular activities. The park is home to Cedar Crest Conference Center, a perfect facility for group meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions and company picnics.

The land for Twin Lakes State Park was initially bought from struggling farmers by the federal government during the Great Depression. Two parks, Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward Lake, were founded in 1939 and until the early 1960s were run as two racially segregated parks. The parks merged in 1976 and became Twin Lakes State Park in 1986.

info from Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/twin-lakes.shtml

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 10/29/12 through 11/2/12". National Park Service. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.