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Date: March 24, 2004
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442,

Virginia State Parks offers new vacation guide and calendar

(RICHMOND) - Planning summer fun in the commonwealth is made easier with a new guide and calendar published by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The Virginia State Parks 2004 Outdoor Adventures Guide and Calendar introduces visitors to exciting outdoor activities.

"These programs, festivals, concerts and activities represent the best Virginia State Parks have to offer," said DCR Director Joseph H. Maroon. "From traditional outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing clinics or night hikes, to arts and crafts festivals and bluegrass concerts, our visitors will always find something fun in our parks."

The guide is available at Virginia Welcome Centers, local visitor centers, Virginia State Parks, or by calling 1-800-933-PARK. Bulk orders are available by calling the DCR at (804) 786-1712. Up to the minute, comprehensive Virginia State Parks information is also available at

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