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Picnic shelters and picnicking

Find parks matching your amenity choices. Everyone likes eating out. How about eating outside instead? Virginia State Parks are great places to picnic. Whether you're looking to have a small picnic for two or for a large group, there is something to fit the bill.

Parks offers picnic facilities that can be rented 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (all day). Some shelters have grills, drinking water and restroom facilities. Many restrooms and shelters are universally accessible, too. Picnic shelters reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by calling the Customer Service Center at 1-800-933-7275.

Of course, Virginia's state parks also have picnic tables and facilities - also available first-come, first-served - for individuals, couples and families.

Shelters vary so visit the individual park's web page and click on Picnic shelters at the left side of the page.

These parks rent picnic shelters:

Blue Ridge

Claytor Lake State Park Dublin, VA 24084
Grayson Highlands State Park Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Hungry Mother State Park Marion, VA 24354
New River Trail State Park Foster Falls, VA 24360

Central Virginia

Bear Creek Lake State Park Cumberland, VA 23040
Holliday Lake State Park Appomattox, VA 24522
James River State Park Gladstone, VA 24553
Pocahontas State Park Chesterfield, VA 23832
Powhatan State Park Powhatan, VA 23139
Smith Mountain Lake State Park Huddleston, VA 24104
Twin Lakes State Park Green Bay, VA 23942

Chesapeake Bay

Belle Isle State Park Lancaster, VA 22503
Caledon State Park King George, VA 22485
Westmoreland State Park Montross, VA 22520

Eastern Shore

Kiptopeke State Park Cape Charles, VA 23310

Hampton Roads

Chippokes Plantation State Park Surry, VA 23883
First Landing State Park Virginia Beach, VA 23451
York River State Park Williamsburg, VA 23188

Heart of Appalachia

Breaks Interstate Park Breaks, VA 24607
Natural Tunnel State Park Duffield, VA 24244
Wilderness Road State Park Ewing, VA 24248

Northern Virginia

Lake Anna State Park Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Leesylvania State Park Woodbridge, VA 22191
Mason Neck State Park Lorton, VA 22079

Shenandoah Valley

Douthat State Park Millboro, VA 24460
Shenandoah River State Park Bentonville, VA 22610

Southern Virginia

Fairy Stone State Park Stuart, VA 24171
Occoneechee State Park Clarksville, VA 23927
Staunton River Battlefield State Park Randolph, VA 23962
Staunton River State Park Scottsburg, VA 24589