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Date: March 21, 2007
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442,

Virginia State Parks offer two new vacation guides

(RICHMOND) – Planning summer fun in the Old Dominion is made easierwith two new guides from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation,which manages the award-winning Virginia State Parks.

The new publications highlight Virginia’s yearlong 400th anniversarycommemoration and the opportunity to explore the American experience in aVirginia State Park.

“As the nation celebrates the founding of Jamestown, we’re celebrating400 years of history and nature in state parks across Virginia,” saidDCR Director Joseph H. Maroon. “A special section of the 24-page VirginiaState Parks Guide profiles unique programs in Virginia State Parks that highlightthe Commonwealth’s rich and remarkable history.”

The Virginia State Parks Guide and the Virginia State Parks 2007 OutdoorAdventures Guide and Calendar introduce visitors to exciting outdoor activitiesand make planning easier for seasonal fun in the Commonwealth.

“These two publications are the first stop in planning a VirginiaState Parks vacation,” said DCR State Parks Director Joe Elton. “Ourprograms, festivals, concerts and activities represent the best Virginiahas to offer. From traditional outdoor activities like canoeing, fishingclinics or night hikes, to arts and crafts festivals and bluegrass concerts,visitors will always find something to do in our parks.”

Both guides are available at Virginia Welcome Centers, local visitor centers,Virginia State Parks, or by calling 1-800-933-PARK. Up to the minute, comprehensiveVirginia State Parks information is also available at

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