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Between 06/21/2014 and 06/29/2014
(27) Events Were Found For Event Type
National Events

    
Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster VA 22503
Phone: (804) 462-5030   Email Address: BelleIsle@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/belle-isle.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Throughout the park    Extra Event Fee Charged.
If you've always wanted to take your family camping but weren't sure where to start, here's your chance to learn. Get help setting up your tent, cook over a campfire, go hiking, make a nature craft, and just have fun outdoors. We have some fun activities planned and of course a campfire with s'mores! You will also have time to spend with your own family, making memories. The cost is $50.00 per family and includes the campsite, all activities and food for supper Saturday and breakfast Sunday. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Call 804-462-5030 or email the park office at belleisle@dcr.virginia.gov for additional information or to sign up. The program starts on Saturday at 2 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 10 a.m. Ask us about borrowing one of our tents if you don't have your own. We have a limited number to use. Once you register for this event, you will receive a packing list and a list of events that you can choose to participate in or you can choose to make your own fun with your family. You're welcome to do all the structured activities we have planned or just enjoy the park and make your own memories as a family.

$50.00 per family

 
Caledon State Park
11617 Caledon Road, King George VA 22485
Phone: (540) 663-3861   Email Address: Caledon@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/caledon.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   The Great American Backyard Camp-out at Caledon
Location: Visitor Center    Extra Event Fee Charged.
At this good old-fashioned backyard camp-out, there will be hayrides, a cookout, campfire stories, a firefly hunt and more. Bring your sleeping bag and tent. It's only $25 per family. Reservations are required. It will be held rain or shine. Festivities start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 06/28/2014, and will end after breakfast, 9 a.m., on Sunday.

$25.00 per family
 
Douthat State Park
14239 Douthat State Park Road, Millboro VA 24460
Phone: (540) 862-8100   Email Address: douthat@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/douthat.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Douthat State Park    Extra Event Fee Charged.
11 a.m. Geocaching: Join us at the Discovery Center to learn about GPS units, how to use them, and use our units to participate in a special nature scavenger hunt for caches of clues to solve the puzzle and earn a prize.

1 p.m. Survival Bracelet 101: Come the Discovery Center to learn some of the ways a paracord bracelet could be used in an emergency situation. You will also get to make a paracord bracelet of your own. Best suitable for ages 8 and older. $5 per bracelet.

3 p.m. Who Made Those Tracks?: Join us at the Discovery Center to identify wildlife tracks. Make a plaster cast of a critter tract to take home for only $2 per track.

8 p.m. Campfire: Get to know your fellow campers a little better. Join us at the Amphitheater for s'mores, stories, songs, and lots of fun.
Call 800-933-7275 to make camping reservations or just come for the day. 

Campsites are $26 or $30 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5.
 
Fairy Stone State Park
967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart VA 24171
Phone: (276) 930-2424   Email Address: fairystone@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/fairy-stone.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout - Campfire 101
Location: Fire Pit by amphitheater parking
For this statewide special program, come learn about campfire construction techniques at our newly constructed fire pit. We'll provide S'mores and marshmallows to roast too. Feel free to bring a musical instrument and jam a little. Or, if you're a good story teller, please come share one with us. Park staff will be available to answer any questions you have about the park.
Call 800-933-7275 to make camping reservations.

Campsites are $30 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee.


 
False Cape State Park
4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach VA 23456
Phone: (757) 426-7128   Email Address: falsecape@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/false-cape.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Meet at Little Island City Park for transport into False Cape
Ever wanted to experience primitive camping? Not sure you know what to bring? Is it for you? Well, here is your chance to learn what it takes to become a primitive camper, but with some help. False Cape State Park will be participating in the Great American Backyard Campout. Reserve your space and learn valuable tips on backpack camping, how to plan a trip, and being prepared. For more information please contact the park. Program starts on Saturday at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 11 a.m.

$20 per person

 
First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach VA 23451
Phone: (757) 412-2320   Email Address: firstlanding@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/first-landing.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Throughout Park
Even if you aren't camping with us or setting up in your backyard, you can still come to our programs for a full weekend outdoor experience.  We'll cover all the bases from hiking, tracking, and surviving to pirate history, seashell artwork, and marine life programs. We also have Park Packs for check-out at the Trail Center.  These themed backpacks have everything you need to get started exploring the outdoors, including binoculars, birdsong players, nets, magnifiers, and field guides. All programs are free.  For full program descriptions, please check the individual program listings.

Call 800-933-7275 to make camping reservations or just come for the day.

Campsites are $24 or $35 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5.

 
Grayson Highlands State Park
829 Grayson Highlands Lane, Mouth Of Wilson VA 24363
Phone: (276) 579-7092   Email Address: graysonhighlands@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/grayson-highlands.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Picnic Area
Camping is not normally allowed in the Picnic Area fields, but this year we are opening it up to free camping for a limited number of visitors. Pre-registration is required. First-time campers are welcome. For first-timers who do not own gear, we have a limited number of tents and camp stoves which we would be happy to share!

Please meet at 1 p.m. by the Picnic Area playground to set up. There will also be a variety of free activities, including Backpacking 101, a gear demo, a short hike, dutch oven cooking, and astronomy. The park will provide hot dogs for dinner. Spots are limited, so please call the Park Office to sign up.

Free
 
Hungry Mother State Park
2854 Park Boulevard, Marion VA 24354
Phone: (276) 781-7400   Email Address: hungrymother@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/hungry-mother.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Group Camping Area across from Camp Burson
Camp out with America at Hungry Mother State Park!  Join us for a free night of group camping.  Everyone welcome, even beginners.  You must have your own camping supplies, food, and drinks.  Camp out will start at 11:00 a.m. with a demonstration on how to set up a proper campsite and Leave No Trace.  After the discussion, everyone will pick a site and set up.  Activities will be planned all day long.  Space is limited, so please call 276-781-7415 to schedule your group.  Event is a special program which highlights the best of the American camping experience. It is a part of a national event that celebrates the American camping tradition and is being sponsored by Camp Henry and the Chilhowie Methodist Church. 

Free.


 
James River State Park
104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone VA 24553
Phone: (434) 933-4355   Email Address: jamesriver@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/james-river.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   Great American Backyard Campout - Welcome First Time Campers!
Location: Ampitheater
In recognition of the Great American Backyard Campout, we are having a special event specifically for first time campers!  If you have been interested in learning about this wonderful pastime, then today is your day to try!  We will have either Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts on hand to help you set up if you like, and there will be park staff and volunteers available to answer your questions.  We have set aside the Group Campsite that night for those of you that wish to try their hand camping with us here at the park!  After dark, we will have a campfire, roast marshmallows, and tell stories.  We do have limited space available, so you will need to call the park in advance to reserve a spot for this event.

Free

 
Kiptopeke State Park
3540 Kiptopeke Drive, Cape Charles VA 23310
Phone: (757) 331-2267   Email Address: kiptopeke@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/kiptopeke.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Campground Amphitheater
Make reservations to stay with us overnight in our campground by calling 800-933-7275. Are you a little tangled? Come learn some helpful camping and fishing knots at the fishing pier gazebo at 2 p.m. What is more relaxing than sitting around a campfire after a day of exploring? Join us for  stories and music at 8 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. Also, learn how to roast a marshmallow. You will quickly find out if you enjoy it completely burned. 

Campsites are $24, $35 or $40 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5.

 
Lake Anna State Park
6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania VA 22551
Phone: (540) 854-5503   Email Address: lakeanna@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/lake-anna.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Parkwide
Do you and your family enjoy camping or just relaxing in the great outdoors? Or maybe you've never stepped foot in a tent. We've got fun for every skill level. Check out our programs that will expand your skills and make your next trip to the woods even more fun. Learn to start your campfire without any matches using our flint and steel or tackle our Orienteering Course while discovering how to navigate by compass and win a prize! We'll cap off the evening with a special Campfire at our campfire circle.
Make reservations to stay with us overnight in our campground by calling 800-933-7275.

Campsites are $24 or $35 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only there is no cost for the programs other than our per car parking fee of $5.

 
Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191
Phone: (703) 583-6904   Email Address: leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/leesylvania.shtml
Date Event
06/21/2014 National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Bushey Point    Extra Event Fee Charged.
Come for a campout with a ranger at Bushey Point Campground! We will set up camp, go for a night hike, tell campfire stories, and make S'mores! Families will need to bring their own camping supplies and any food they will want for dinner and breakfast.

Event starts at 7:30 p.m. on 21st and ends at 7 a.m. on the 22nd.

New to camping? Email us and we will send you a list of recommended supplies. RSVP to genevieve.white@dcr.virginia.gov or call 703-583-6904. 

$5 for family

06/28/2014 National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Marina and Visitor Center
Leesylvania State Park celebrates its 25th Anniversary today with a special cake cutting at the Marina at 6 p.m. followed by Anthony James Band and fireworks. If you like to take your canine best friend hiking with you, enjoy a special range led hike at either 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. Dogs of all ages and breeds are welcome to go for a walk on the wild side. Leashes no longer than 6 feet in length are required. If your puppy gets nervous around other dogs please tie a yellow ribbon to their leash to let others know your furry friend needs some personal space. Meet at the visitor center.

 
Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Road, Lorton VA 22079
Phone: (703) 339-2385   Email Address: masonneck@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/mason-neck.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Programs will start at the visitor center
The Great American Backyard Campout is a nationwide event held each year to introduce visitors to the wonders of camping. This year join us as we take a look into some of the basics of camping, and what outdoor activates that can help make your camping trip a memorable one. Some of the information we will be covering in our programs include: how to set up camp, the importance of Leave No Trace, and campfire cooking! This is not an overnight program.

$5 per car parking fee

 
Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Road, Clarksville VA 23927
Phone: (434) 374-2210   Email Address: occoneechee@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/occoneechee.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout!
Location: Various locations    Extra Event Fee Charged.
Enjoy a peaceful night on Bugg's Island Lake staying in one of our campsites. Call 800-933-7275 to book your campsite.

Saturday:

9:30 a.m. Guided hike of the Tutelo Birding Trail. Meet at the Tutelo Birding Trailhead along Occoneechee Park Road.  Approximately a 1.4 mile hike.

1:00 p.m. Make your own Dream Catcher. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $3 per person/$8 per family.

4:00 p.m. Visitor Center self-guided tour.

6:00 p.m. Wagon ride through the park. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $3 per person/$8 per family.

8:30 p.m. Night Hike of the Old Plantation Trail. Meet at Terrace Gardens.

Sunday:

9:00 a.m. Get refreshed with a morning hike of the Big Oak Trail.

11:00 a.m. Intro to Geocaching. (FREE)

1:00 p.m. Make a special craft to take home. Meet at Visitor's Center. (FREE)

2:00 p.m. Plantation Tour. Learn interesting facts about the old Occoneechee Plantation. Meet at Terrace Gardens.

Campsites are $20 to $33 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee.

If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $4.

 
Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield VA 23832
Phone: (804) 796-4255   Email Address: pocahontas@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Campground
Come campout at Pocahontas State Park and enjoy fun programs including:

-Live Music with East of Afton a local Richmond bluegrass band

- A outdoor survival presentation

-Wildlife encounters

-Campfire stories

-S'mores & more

Also, visit the nature center and CCC museum Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All programs are free and open to anyone camping in the campground! For camping reservations, call (800) 933-7275.

Campsites are $30 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5.

 
Powhatan State Park
4616 Powhatan State Park Road, Powhatan VA 23239
Phone: (804) 598-7148   Email Address: powhatan@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/powhatan.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
     To       
06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Throughout the Park    Extra Event Fee Charged.
Enjoy a fun-filled 24 hours of tent camping related programs and activities including setting up camp, guided hikes, games, geocaching and orienteering, campfire and Dutch oven cooking demonstrations with Old Dominion Iron Chefs, Astronomy program with Richmond Astronomical Society, and much more! There is fun for the whole family. No experience necessary! The cost to participate includes your campsite (group camping), and all programs and activities. Each campsite will allow one family. Participants are responsible for all of their own camping equipment and meals. Tent camping only. There are limited grills and a single campfire for cooking (wood provided), but you are welcome to bring camp stoves. Please call the park office to register at 804-598-7148 or email powhatan@dcr.virginia.gov. Event kicks off on Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends on Sunday at 11 a.m.
More detailed information will be given following registration. Fee: $20/family. All ages are welcome.

$20 per family

 
Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park
6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice VA 23966
Phone: (804) 561-7510   Email Address: sailorscreek@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout at Sailor's Creek
Location: Visitor Center
The Marines are coming!! Yes, C.S.A Marine historical interpreters and re-enactors are coming to Sailor's Creek for their annual overnight two-day encampment. The unit's visit will include uniform and equipment displays, unique drill, black powder firing demonstrations, and Saturday night campfire story telling. Come learn about this unique military unit and its special role during the Battles of Sailor's Creek. Meet at the Visitor Center for directions and information. Wear appropriate shoes for walking in fields. This event is free and open to the public and is age appropriate for 8 and up.  This is not an overnight program.

Free
 
Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park
350 Daughters of Stars Drive, Bentonville VA 22610
Phone: (540) 622-6840   Email Address: shenandoahriver@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/shenandoah-river.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Interpretive campfire site next to the River Right Campground parking lot.
Join us for campfire cooking including instruction on meal planning and preparation for your camping trip, as well as cooking tips and ideas.  A demonstration of how to make a few fun treats will follow.  Everyone will get to assist in making and sampling the finished products! 
Call 800-933-7275 to reserve a campsite.

Campsites are $20 or $35 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5.
 
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane VA 20144
Phone: (540) 592-3556   Email Address: SkyMeadows@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Historic Area: Mount Bleak Yard    Extra Event Fee Charged.
Once a year, we open the Historic Mount Bleak backyard to campers; don't miss this unique opportunity! Celebrate nature and the great outdoors for 24 hours. Activities will begin at Noon on Saturday and run until noon on Sunday. The park's rangers will be on hand to help you set up your campsite & tent. Other activities will include: Camping 101: Basic Supplies, Camping 102: Wildlife Encounters, Camping 103: Campfire Cooking, Preventative Search and Rescue, a sunrise hike, and a Sunday morning Town Ball game. Register in advance by calling 800-933-7275 or on line here: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/sky-meadows-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VA&parkId=140182 .
For information call 540-592-3556.

$26 per family in advance, $40 at the park.


 
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
1235 State Park Road, Huddleston VA 24104
Phone: (540) 297-6066   Email Address: smlake@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/smith-mountain-lake.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014
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06/29/2014
National Event   Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Discovery Center/Campground    Extra Event Fee Charged.
Camp with a Ranger! Join the park naturalist for fun activities during this special overnight event. Discover the great adventures awaiting you as close as your own backyard, no matter where you live! You will enjoy learning how to start a fire, stargazing, exploring the creatures of the night, roasting marshmallows and more. Bring your tent and sleeping bag. Dress appropriately as this event will be held rain or shine. All programming is free, but regular camping fees apply. The fun starts at the Discovery Center at Noon on Saturday, June 28th, and will conclude at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, June 29th. Daytime programs on Saturday will be open to the general public. Reservations are required; please call us (540) 297-6066 for more information.

Campsites are $20 or $30 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5.
 
Southwest Virginia Museum State Park
10 West 1st Street North, Big Stone Gap VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-1322   Email Address: SWVAMuseum@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/southwest-virginia-museum.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Museum Front Desk
The Museum is celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout with a free camping how to kit and a special gift, available at the front desk. Kits will be limited to the first 50 participants, so stop by early!

This is not an overnight event.

Museum admission fees apply

 
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph VA 23962
Phone: (434) 454-4312   Email Address: srbattle@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/staunton-river-battlefield.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Clover Visitor Center
The Great American Backyard Campout is a event held each year to introduce visitors to camping.  This program will be covering the following: how to set up a camp, the importance of Leave No Trace and campfire cooking. This is not an overnight program.

Free


 
Twin Lakes State Park
788 Twin Lakes Road, Green Bay VA 23942
Phone: (434) 392-3435   Email Address: twinlakes@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/twin-lakes.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout Activites
Location: Throughout the park
Make a reservation and camp with us by calling 800-933-7275 or join us for a day of activities.

10:00 a.m.: Canoeing 101- Review the basics of canoeing safety and skill and taking to the lake for some water exploration. (Meet at the Prince Edward Boat Ramp)

2:00 p.m.: Make Your Own Hiking Stick- Come carve and decorate your very own hiking stick! (Meet in the Nature Nook)

4:00 p.m.: Nature Hike on Goodwin Lake- Let's break in our new hiking sticks on a fun nature hike. (Meet at the Interpretive Circle)

7:30 p.m.: Backyard Campfire Confections- S'mores are not the only great dessert to come from a campfire, come learn how to make a few other delicious delectables around our friendly campfire. (Meet at the Campfire Circle behind Shelter 1)

Campsites are $30 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, a $4 per car parking fee applies.
 
Westmoreland State Park
145 Cliff Road, Montross VA 22520
Phone: (804) 493-8821   Email Address: westmoreland@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/westmoreland.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Behind the Discovery Center    Extra Event Fee Charged.
Make a reservation and camp with us by calling 800-933-7275 or join us for a day of activities.
Become a Naturalist    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come to the Discovery Center to learn about animals that you can see while camping in the park.  Learn what the different animal tracks look like in the sand.  Learn to identify poison ivy and other plants.  Take home a cast of a track.  $2/cast

Ice Cream Making   3:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m. Learn how to make a homemade custard treat while you are camping.  Be ready to work hard to get a tasty treat.  Meet at Shelter One.  $2/person.

Camp Cookery Class  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Learn the history, tools and techniques you will need to cook with a Dutch Oven on your next camping trip.  Come ready to help prepare the ingredients.  We will be baking Apple Crisp.  Meet at Shelter One.  $2/person or $6/family.

Campsites are $20 or $30 per night plus sales tax and a $5 transaction fee. If coming for the day only, there is a per car parking fee of $5. Fees for individual programs are listed in the description.

 
Wilderness Road State Park
8051 Wilderness Road, Ewing VA 24248
Phone: (276) 445-3065   Email Address: WildernessRoad@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/wilderness-road.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Group Camping
Camping is a great way to get outdoors and experience nature. This program will give you all the camping 101 basics you need for a safe night of camping. As part of the event, enjoy a fire starting program, To Catch a Spark, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. After getting settled in for the evening, enjoy a campfire program with storytelling at 7:30 p.m., a sweet treat and a ranger guided night hike at 8:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged.

Free
 
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Road, Williamsburg VA 23188
Phone: (757) 566-3036   Email Address: yorkriver@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/york-river.shtml
Date Event
06/28/2014 National Event   8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout
Location: Visitor's Center
York River State Park is a great place to start your Great American Backyard Campout weekend. Even though we don't offer camping at the park, you can join us for great adventures from dawn to dusk. Start with our ranger guided Paddle on Taskinas Creek. Call and register for a Campfire Cooking Class at noon. Catch your favorite saltwater fish from our pier at Croaker Landing. Find relics of the ancient past on a Fossil Frenzy Hike. Explore the trails under the stars with a Night Hike and get a closer look at the heavenly bodies with the Stargazers of the VA Peninsula Astronomy Society. Our 30 miles of trails are open for any adventure you choose. This is not an overnight program.

$4 per car parking fee