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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 25, 2006
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

Virginia State Parks offers new vacation guide

RICHMOND – Planning summer fun in the Old Dominionis made easier with a new guide from the Virginia Department of Conservationand Recreation, which manages the award-winning Virginia State Parks.

The 2006 Virginia State Parks Guide introduces visitors to exciting outdooractivities.

“This brochure is an invaluable tool in planning a Virginia vacationor a weekend getaway,” said DCR Director Joe Maroon. “The 24-pageVirginia State Parks Guide offers descriptions of every state park, informationabout camping, cabins, accessibility, and a chart that shows each park’samenities.”

A special section of the guide profiles the 70th anniversary of VirginiaState Parks and its rich and interesting history.

The guide is 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 www.dcr.virginia.gov.

On June 15-18, 2006, Virginia State Parks celebrates the anniversary byrolling back the daily admission fee to 1936 rates – visitors willbe charged 10 cents each, all weekend long.

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