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Virginia State Parks

You'll find plenty of programs, events and activities at Virginia State Parks. Our 36 parks have thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, more than 500 miles of trails and convenient access to Virginia's major waterways. Beaches, picnic shelters, family lodges, meeting facilities, festivals, concerts, nature programs, cultural happenings... the list goes on and on. From Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, there's something for everyone at Virginia State Parks. Whether you're after a relaxing picnic or a two-week vacation, leave life's daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and your family at a nearby state park. To keep up with all Virginia State Park news, sign up for this weekly eNewsletter. An Image


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New River Trail Challenge Triathlon set for Sept. 17.
Nature Backpacks - DCR and libraries team up to promote the great outdoors.
Get Outdoors! Visit five parks between May 21 and June 30 and get an annual pass.
Earn customer loyalty points to use for overnight stays - sign up now.
Gov. McAuliffe's visits to and support of Virginia State Parks.
What's New at DCR.


State parks run many programs to ensure that future generations may also enjoy the great outdoors. Click the arrow in the corner for a list of those programs. Here are just a few:
Volunteer programs - Lend a hand, make a difference.
Careers in Virginia State Parks - can't beat the workspace.
Fish Virginia First - Catch one big requiring no fish tales.
Nature and history programs - Quick and fun learning.

Ongoing Programs