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Find parks matching your amenity choices. When the heat is on, it's time to get wet. Whether you like a pool, lake, river or bay, Virginia State Parks are great places to cool off while enjoying nature's finest settings. Many swimming facilities also have snack bars and other amenities to make your dip even more agreeable. Even better, swimming is nearly always free for overnight guests. So pack up the kids, sunscreen, shades, beach towels and sun hat and head to a Virginia State Park.

These parks offer swimming:

Blue Ridge

Claytor Lake State Park Dublin, VA 24084
Hungry Mother State Park Marion, VA 24354

Central Virginia

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

Chesapeake Bay

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

Heart of Appalachia

Breaks Interstate Park Breaks, VA 24607
Natural Tunnel State Park Duffield, VA 24244

Northern Virginia

Lake Anna State Park Spotsylvania, VA 22551

Shenandoah Valley

Douthat State Park Millboro, VA 24460

Southern Virginia

Fairy Stone State Park Stuart, VA 24171
Staunton River State Park Scottsburg, VA 24589