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 38 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[1] Established[1] Status Remarks
Bear Creek Lake State Park [1] Cumberland 562 acres (2.27 km2) 1939 Open
Belle Isle State Park [2] Lancaster County 747 acres (3.02 km2) 1993 Open
Breaks Interstate Park [3] Breaks 4,500 acres (18 km2) 1954 Open
Caledon Natural Area [4] King George 2,608 acres (10.55 km2) 1974 Open
Chippokes Plantation State Park [5] Surry 1,945 acres (7.87 km2) 1967 Open
Claytor Lake State Park [6] Dublin 476 acres (1.93 km2) 1951 Open
Douthat State Park [7] Millboro 4,545 acres (18.39 km2) 1933 Open
Fairy Stone State Park [8] Stuart 4,678 acres (18.93 km2) 1933 Open
False Cape State Park [9] Virginia Beach 4,321 acres (17.49 km2) 1968 Open
First Landing State Park [10] Virginia Beach 3,598 acres (14.56 km2) 1933 Open Originally Seashore State Park[1]
Grayson Highlands State Park [11] Mouth of Wilson 4,857 acres (19.66 km2) 1965 Open
High Bridge Trail State Park [12] Farmville 608 acres (2.46 km2) 2006 Open
Holliday Lake State Park [13] Appomattox 250 acres (1.0 km2) 1939 Open
Hungry Mother State Park [14] Marion 2,345 acres (9.49 km2) 1933 Open
James River State Park [15] Gladstone 1,568 acres (6.35 km2) 1993 Open
Kiptopeke State Park [16] Cape Charles 536 acres (2.17 km2) 1992 Open
Lake Anna State Park [17] Spotsylvania County 2,469 acres (9.99 km2) 1972 Open
Leesylvania State Park [18] Woodbridge 511 acres (2.07 km2) 1975 Open
Mason Neck State Park [19] Lorton 1,863 acres (7.54 km2) 1967 Open
Middle Peninsula State Park 408 acres (1.65 km2) 2006 Closed
Natural Bridge State Park [20] Natural Bridge 1,540 acres (6.2 km2) 2016 Open
Natural Tunnel State Park [21] Duffield 881 acres (3.57 km2) 1967 Open
New River Trail State Park [22] Fosters Falls 1,224 acres (4.95 km2) 1987 Open
Occoneechee State Park [23] Clarksville 2,690 acres (10.9 km2) 1968 Open
Pocahontas State Park [24] Chesterfield 7,691 acres (31.12 km2) 1946 Open
Powhatan State Park [25] Powhatan 1,563 acres (6.33 km2) 2003 Open
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park [26] Rice 324 acres (1.31 km2) 1937 Open
Seven Bends State Park 1,067 acres (4.32 km2) 2004 Closed
Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park [27] Bentonville 1,704 acres (6.90 km2) 1994 Open
Shot Tower Historical State Park [28] Austinville 7 acres (0.028 km2) 1964 Open
Sky Meadows State Park [29] Delaplane 1,618 acres (6.55 km2) 1975 Open
Smith Mountain Lake State Park [30] Huddleston 1,506 acres (6.09 km2) 1967 Open
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park [31] Big Stone Gap 2 acres (0.0081 km2) 1943 Open
Staunton River State Park [32] Scottsburg 2,563 acres (10.37 km2) 1933 Open
Staunton River Battlefield State Park [33] Randolph 345 acres (1.40 km2) 1955 Open
Tabb Monument [34] Amelia County 1 acre (0.0040 km2) 1936 Open
Twin Lakes State Park [35] Green Bay 484 acres (1.96 km2) 1939 Open
Westmoreland State Park [36] Montross 1,387 acres (5.61 km2) 1933 Open
Widewater State Park 1,089 acres (4.41 km2) 2006 Closed
Wilderness Road State Park [37] Ewing 192 acres (0.78 km2) 1993 Open
York River State Park [38] Williamsburg 2,553 acres (10.33 km2) 1969 Open

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History of Virginia State Parks". Virginia.gov. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. September 29, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 

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