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Date: March 04, 2014
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442,

Virginia State Parks host winter activities

While most regions across Virginia are covered in snow again, families and friends are turning to Virginia State Parks for winter fun.

“In so many ways, our parks serve as a sort of ‘back yard’ for our park neighbors,” said Virginia State Parks Field Operations Manager Craig Seaver. “Families are welcome to sled in our parks and some people enjoy cross-country skiing on our winter trials. State parks are wonderful locations for all sorts of winter activities.” 

To find a park near you, visit People are encouraged to call their nearby state park to learn about sledding conditions before visiting. Each park also posts up-to-the-minute details about inclement weather, closures and cancelled programs on its web page.

Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make a reservation for a campsite or cabin, call the Virginia State Parks Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275 or


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