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This is a list of state park
State park
State parks are parks or other protected areas managed at the federated state level within those nations which use "state" as a political subdivision. State parks are typically established by a state to preserve a location on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or recreational...

s and reserves in the Virginia
Virginia
The Commonwealth of Virginia , is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there...

 state park
system.

Virginia opened its entire state park system on June 15, 1936 as a six-park system. The six originals state parks were Seashore State Park (now First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park offers recreational opportunities at Cape Henry in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia....

), Westmoreland State Park
Westmoreland State Park
Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, Virginia. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River. The park covers 1,311 acres. The park's Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a panoramic view of the Potomac River...

, Staunton River State Park
Staunton River State Park
Staunton River State Park is a state park in Virginia. One of the Commonwealth's original state parks, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and opening in 1936, it is located along the Staunton River near Scottsburg, Virginia.-Location:...

, Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park is a state park located in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. It is in Bath County and Alleghany County. The park is total with a lake.-History:...

, Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park, located in Patrick County, Virginia, is the largest of the original six state parks that opened on June 15, 1936, and is home to the mysterious "fairy stones", or Staurolite. The park's cross-shaped, namesake stone is prevalent in the region, which also features beautiful...

, and Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park in southwestern Virginia is noted for its woodlands and lake. Easily accessible from Interstate 81, this park has folklore and history, swimming, camping, cabin rentals, boat rentals, hiking and the park system’s first conference center, Hemlock Haven.Much of the land for...

. The park system now oversees 40 parks.

State parks






Name Web-
site
Location Size Established Status Remarks
Bear Creek Lake State Park
Bear Creek Lake State Park
Bear Creek Lake State Park is a state park located in Cumberland, Virginia, United States. It is used as a recreational and camping facility that surrounds an artificial lake....

Cumberland, Virginia
Cumberland, Virginia
Cumberland is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Virginia, United States. Cumberland lies along U.S. Route 60 and State Route 45. The population as of the 2010 Census was 393....

562 acres (2.3 km²) 1939 Open
Belle Isle State Park
Belle Isle State Park
Belle Isle State Park is located in Lancaster County, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River. It sits between Deep Creek and Morattico Creek and is currently under public ownership. The park has an area of and has facilities for fishing, boating and picnics....

Lancaster County, Virginia
Lancaster County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,567 people, 5,004 households, and 3,412 families residing in the county. The population density was 87 people per square mile . There were 6,498 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile...

747 acres (3 km²) 1993 Open
Breaks Interstate Park
Breaks Interstate Park
Breaks Interstate Park, also referred as the "Grand Canyon of the South", is located in southeastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia at the northeastern terminus of Pine Mountain...

Breaks, Virginia
Breaks, Virginia
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4500 acres (18.2 km²) 1954 Open
Caledon Natural Area
Caledon Natural Area
The Caledon Natural Area is a state park located in King George, Virginia. The property was initially owned by the Alexander brothers, founders of the city of Alexandria, and was established in 1659 as Caledon Plantation. Ownership passed, in 1974, to the Commonwealth of Virginia...

King George, Virginia
King George, Virginia
King George is a census-designated place in and the county seat of King George County, Virginia, United States, sometimes referred to as King George Courthouse because it is the location of the King George County Courthouse. The population as of the 2010 Census was 4,457...

2608 acres (10.6 km²) 1974 Open
Chippokes Plantation State Park
Chippokes Plantation State Park
Chippokes Plantation State Park is located at 695 Chippokes Park Road, Surry, Virginia. It is in a rural, agricultural area off the James River and Route 10 in Surry County, and is protected under the state park system....

Surry, Virginia
Surry, Virginia
Surry is an incorporated town in Surry County, Virginia, United States. The population was 262 at the 2000 census...

1945 acres (7.9 km²) 1967 Open
Claytor Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park in Pulaski County, Virginia is located on Claytor Lake, a 4,500 acre , 21 mile long artificial lake on the New River created for a hydroelectric project of the Appalachian Power Company. It is named for W...

Dublin, Virginia
Dublin, Virginia
Dublin is a town in Pulaski County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,534 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Blacksburg–Christiansburg–Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area...

476 acres (1.9 km²) 1951 Open
Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park is a state park located in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. It is in Bath County and Alleghany County. The park is total with a lake.-History:...

Millboro, Virginia
Bath County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,048 people, 2,053 households, and 1,451 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile . There were 2,896 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile...

4545 acres (18.4 km²) 1933 Open
Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park, located in Patrick County, Virginia, is the largest of the original six state parks that opened on June 15, 1936, and is home to the mysterious "fairy stones", or Staurolite. The park's cross-shaped, namesake stone is prevalent in the region, which also features beautiful...

Stuart, Virginia
Stuart, Virginia
Stuart is a town in Patrick County, Virginia, United States, and its county seat. The population was 961 at the 2000 census. Due to recent boundary expansion, the town of Stuart has an estimated population of nearly 1,700 residents. The town of Stuart was named after Confederate Gen. J.E.B...

4678 acres (18.9 km²) 1933 Open
False Cape State Park
False Cape State Park
False Cape State Park is a state park in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The park adjoins the state border with North Carolina and lies shortly north of Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay...

4321 acres (17.5 km²) 1968 Open
First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park offers recreational opportunities at Cape Henry in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia....

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay...

3598 acres (14.6 km²) 1933 Open Originally Seashore State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park is located in Virginia, United States, adjacent to Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The park lies within Jefferson National Forest. The park was established in 1965 and contains a total of 4,822 acres...

Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
Mouth of Wilson is an unincorporated community, in Grayson County in the U.S. state of Virginia, just north of the North Carolina state line. The community lies in the Appalachian Mountains on the western banks of the New River, where the Big Wilson Creek empties its waters. The main road through...

4857 acres (19.7 km²) 1965 Open
High Bridge Trail State Park
High Bridge Trail State Park
High Bridge Trail State Park in Southside Virginia is a rail trail converted from a railway line last belonging to Norfolk Southern and having originated as a portion of the Southside Railroad....

Green Bay, Virginia
Green Bay, Virginia
Green Bay is an unincorporated community in Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States located on US Highway 360 between Burkeville Virginia and Keysville Virginia. Peach growing in the area was very successful during the 1930's and 40's, but finally succumbed to the advancement of larger...

608 acres (2.5 km²) 2006 Open
Holliday Lake State Park
Holliday Lake State Park
Holliday Lake State Park is a state park located within the confines of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest in Virginia. The land was cleared as farmland in the 1880s before being returned to its forested state in the mid-twentieth century. Today the park is known for its fishing...

Appomattox, Virginia
Appomattox, Virginia
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,761 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Appomattox County.Appomattox is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

250 acres (1 km²) 1939 Open
Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park in southwestern Virginia is noted for its woodlands and lake. Easily accessible from Interstate 81, this park has folklore and history, swimming, camping, cabin rentals, boat rentals, hiking and the park system’s first conference center, Hemlock Haven.Much of the land for...

Marion, Virginia
Marion, Virginia
Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. The population was 5,968 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Smyth County. The town is named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion.-Tourism:...

2345 acres (9.5 km²) 1933 Open
James River State Park
James River State Park
James River State Park is a state park located along the James River in Buckingham County, Virginia. Opened June 20, 1999, it preserves part of the route of the Kanawha Canal in addition to portions of the river....

Gladstone, Virginia
Nelson County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,445 people, 5,887 households, and 4,144 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile . There were 8,554 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile...

1568 acres (6.3 km²) 1993 Open
Kiptopeke State Park
Kiptopeke State Park
Kiptopeke State Park is a state park located in the southern end of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. From 1949, the site was owned by the Virginia Ferry Corporation and used through 1964 as the northern terminus for the Little Creek-Cape Charles Ferry service. The park has a number of recreational...

Cape Charles, Virginia
Cape Charles, Virginia
Cape Charles is a town in Northampton County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,134 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Cape Charles is located at ....

536 acres (2.2 km²) 1992 Open
Lake Anna State Park
Lake Anna State Park
Lake Anna State Park is a state park located in Spotsylvania County in Virginia. Initially the site of the Goodwin Gold Mine - gold was first discovered at the site in 1829 - the land later played host to Lake Anna, a reservoir created to serve as a coolant for Dominion Power's nearby nuclear...

Spotsylvania, Virginia 2469 acres (10 km²) 1972 Open
Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park is located in the southeastern part of Prince William County, Virginia. The land was donated in 1978 by philanthropist Daniel K. Ludwig.-History:...

Woodbridge, Virginia
Woodbridge, Virginia
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 31,941 people, 10,687 households, and 7,769 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,047.8 people per square mile . There were 11,026 housing units at an average density of 1,052.1/sq mi...

511 acres (2.1 km²) 1975 Open
Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck State Park is located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The park is on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River to the east...

Lorton, Virginia
Lorton, Virginia
Lorton is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population is 27,709 as of the 2008 census estimate.-History:...

1863 acres (7.5 km²) 1967 Open
Middle Peninsula State Park 408 acres (1.7 km²) 2006 Closed
Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel State Park is a Virginia state park, centered around the Natural Tunnel, a massive naturally formed cave that is so large it is used as a railroad tunnel...

Duffield, Virginia
Duffield, Virginia
Duffield is a town in Scott County, Virginia, United States. The population was 91 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kingsport–Bristol –Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as...

881 acres (3.6 km²) 1967 Open
New River Trail State Park
New River Trail State Park
New River Trail State Park is a state park located in southern Virginia, United States. It parallels of the New River along an old railroad right-of-way, and is a designated National Recreation Trail....

Fosters Falls, Virginia
Wythe County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,599 people, 11,511 households, and 8,103 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile . There were 12,744 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile...

1224 acres (5 km²) 1987 Open
Occoneechee State Park
Occoneechee State Park
Occoneechee State Park is a state park near Clarksville, Virginia, located along Buggs Island Lake. Occoneechee State Park is 2,698 acres in size. It is named for the Occaneechi Indians, who lived in the area. "Bacon's Rebellion abruptly ended their prominence in 1676. This armed rebellion is...

Clarksville, Virginia
Clarksville, Virginia
Clarksville is a town founded in Mecklenburg County and overlapping across Halifax County in the U.S. state of Virginia, near the southern border of the state. The population was 1,139 at the 2010 census...

2690 acres (10.9 km²) 1968 Open
Pocahontas State Park
Pocahontas State Park
Pocahontas State Park is a state park located in Chesterfield, Virginia, USA, not far from the state capitol of Richmond. The park was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and at was, at its creation, Virginia's largest state park....

Chesterfield, Virginia 7691 acres (31.1 km²) 1946 Open
Powhatan State Park 1563 acres (6.3 km²) 2003 Closed
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park Rice, Virginia 324 acres (1.3 km²) 1937 Open
Seven Bends State Park 1067 acres (4.3 km²) 2004 Closed
Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park Bentonville, Virginia
Warren County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,584 people, 12,087 households, and 8,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile . There were 13,299 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile...

1704 acres (6.9 km²) 1994 Open
Shot Tower Historical State Park
Shot Tower Historical State Park
Shot Tower Historical State Park is a state park located near the town of Austinville, Virginia. Its centerpiece is the Jackson Ferry Shot Tower, located along the New River, which was for many years used for the creation of ammunition. The tower is listed on the National Register of Historic...

Austinville, Virginia
Wythe County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,599 people, 11,511 households, and 8,103 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile . There were 12,744 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile...

7 acre (0.02832802 km²) 1964 Open
Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park is a park in the Virginia state park system. It is located in extreme northwest Fauquier County, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Paris, Virginia. It is about an hour outside of the Washington, D.C. metro region....

Delaplane, Virginia
Delaplane, Virginia
Delaplane is a small unincorporated village in Fauquier County, Virginia, located approximately due west of Washington, D.C.. Delaplane is situated along U.S. Route 17 and Interstate 66; bordering Upperville, Virginia to the north, Hume, Virginia to the south, Paris, Virginia to the west, and...

1618 acres (6.5 km²) 1975 Open
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a Virginia state park located near Huddleston, along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake. It is primarily a recreational area, offering water-related activities as well as camping, picnicking, and hiking facilities...

Huddleston, Virginia
Bedford County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 60,371 people, 23,838 households, and 18,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile . There were 26,841 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile...

1506 acres (6.1 km²) 1967 Open
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is a Virginia museum, run as a state park, dedicated to preserving the history of the southwestern part of the state. It is located in Big Stone Gap, in a house built in the 1880s for Virginia Attorney General Rufus A. Ayers. The structure was...

Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Big Stone Gap is a town in Wise County, Virginia, United States. The population was 5,643 at the 2010 census.-History:The community was formerly known as "Meneral City" and "Three Forks." The "Big Stone Gap" refers to the valley which has been created on the Appalachia Straight, located between...

2 acre (0.00809372 km²) 1943 Open
Staunton River State Park
Staunton River State Park
Staunton River State Park is a state park in Virginia. One of the Commonwealth's original state parks, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and opening in 1936, it is located along the Staunton River near Scottsburg, Virginia.-Location:...

Scottsburg, Virginia
Scottsburg, Virginia
Scottsburg is a town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 145 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Scottsburg is located at ....

2563 acres (10.4 km²) 1933 Open
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
Staunton River Battlefield State Park is a state park located in Virginia. The park straddles the Staunton River in Halifax and Charlotte counties. The Roanoke visitor center in Randolph, Virginia is a railroad depot which now holds exhibits on Native Americans and railroad history...

Randolph, Virginia
Randolph, Virginia
Randolph, formerly called Roanoke and Talcott, is a small unincorporated community in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States, near the Staunton River. Its elevation is 354 feet . The community is the home of Staunton River Battlefield State Park.-References:...

345 acres (1.4 km²) 1955 Open
Tabb Monument
Tabb Monument
The Tabb Monument, dedicated in 1936, is a monument in Amelia County, Virginia dedicated to Virginia-born Catholic poet John Bannister Tabb. The marker, and the plot of land surrounding it, are managed as a state park by the Commonwealth of Virginia....

Amelia County, Virginia
Amelia County, Virginia
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,400 people, 4,240 households, and 3,175 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile . There were 4,609 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile...

1 acre (0.00404686 km²) 1936 Open
Twin Lakes State Park Green Bay, Virginia
Prince Edward County, Virginia
Prince Edward County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2010, the population was 23,368. Its county seat is Farmville.-Formation and County Seats:...

484 acres (2 km²) 1939 Open
Westmoreland State Park
Westmoreland State Park
Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, Virginia. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River. The park covers 1,311 acres. The park's Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a panoramic view of the Potomac River...

Montross, Virginia
Montross, Virginia
Montross is a town in Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States. The population was 315 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Westmoreland County. Located in the historic Northern Neck of Virginia, Montross is near the George Washington Birthplace National Monument and Stratford Hall...

1387 acres (5.6 km²) 1933 Open
Widewater State Park 1089 acres (4.4 km²) 2006 Closed
Wilderness Road State Park
Wilderness Road State Park
Wilderness Road State Park is a state park located in southwestern Virginia, near Cumberland Gap and Ewing, VA. It consists of about around the former Wilderness Road.Within it stand the Karlan Mansion and a replica of the original Martin's Station fort....

Ewing, Virginia
Ewing, Virginia
Ewing is a census-designated place in Lee County, Virginia, United States. The population was 436 at the 2000 census. Ewing is one of the westernmost settlements in the state of Virginia, before reaching the Cumberland Gap, and the borders with Kentucky and Tennessee.-Geography:Ewing is located...

192 acre (0.77699712 km²) 1993 Open
York River State Park
York River State Park
York River State Park is located near the unincorporated town of Croaker in James City County, Virginia on the south bank of the York River about 10 miles downstream from West Point....

Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg is an independent city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, USA. As of the 2010 Census, the city had an estimated population of 14,068. It is bordered by James City County and York County, and is an independent city...

2553 acres (10.3 km²) 1969 Open

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