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Breaks Canyon, located in Breaks Interstate Park.
Breaks Canyon, located in Breaks Interstate Park.

This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Virginia state park system.

Virginia opened its entire state park system on 15 June 1936 as a six-park system. The six original state parks were Seashore State Park (now First Landing State Park), Westmoreland State Park, Staunton River State Park, Douthat State Park, Fairy Stone State Park, and Hungry Mother State Park. The park system now oversees 43 parks.[1]

State parks

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Douthat Lake, located in Douthat State Park.
Douthat Lake, located in Douthat State Park.
False Cape State Park's Back Bay.
False Cape State Park's Back Bay.
Fog on a lake in Hungry Mother State Park.
Fog on a lake in Hungry Mother State Park.
View from Sky Meadows State Park.
Name Web-
site
Location Size[1] Established[1] Status Remarks
Bear Creek Lake State Park [1] Cumberland 329 acres (1.33 km2) 1939 Open
Belle Isle State Park [2] Lancaster County 892 acres (3.61 km2) 1993 Open
Breaks Interstate Park [3] Breaks 4,500 acres (18 km2) 1954 Open
Caledon State Park [4] King George 2,587 acres (10.47 km2) 1974 Open
Chippokes Plantation State Park [5] Surry 1,947 acres (7.88 km2) 1967 Open
Claytor Lake State Park [6] Dublin 472 acres (1.91 km2) 1951 Open
Clinch River State Park [7] St. Paul 640 acres (2.6 km2) 2017 Open[2]
Douthat State Park [8] Millboro 4,545 acres (18.39 km2) 1933 Open
Fairy Stone State Park [9] Stuart 4,741 acres (19.19 km2) 1933 Open
False Cape State Park [10] Virginia Beach 3,844 acres (15.56 km2) 1968 Open
First Landing State Park [11] Virginia Beach 2,888 acres (11.69 km2) 1933 Open Originally Seashore State Park[1]
Grayson Highlands State Park [12] Mouth of Wilson 4,502 acres (18.22 km2) 1965 Open
High Bridge Trail State Park [13] Farmville 1,236 acres (5.00 km2) 2006 Open
Holliday Lake State Park [14] Appomattox 560 acres (2.3 km2) 1939 Open
Hungry Mother State Park [15] Marion 3,334 acres (13.49 km2) 1933 Open
James River State Park [16] Gladstone 1,561 acres (6.32 km2) 1993 Open
Kiptopeke State Park [17] Cape Charles 562 acres (2.27 km2) 1992 Open
Lake Anna State Park [18] Spotsylvania County 3,127 acres (12.65 km2) 1972 Open
Leesylvania State Park [19] Woodbridge 556 acres (2.25 km2) 1975 Open
Machicomoco State Park [20] Gloucester 645 acres (2.61 km2) 2019 Open[3]
Mason Neck State Park [21] Lorton 1,856 acres (7.51 km2) 1967 Open
Mayo River State Park Spencer 617 acres (2.50 km2) 2009 Under Development Planned opening Spring 2022.
Middle Peninsula State Park [22] Lancaster County 408 acres (1.65 km2) 2006 Closed Currently in conservation status[4]
Natural Bridge State Park [23] Natural Bridge 1,540 acres (6.2 km2) 2016 Open
Natural Tunnel State Park [24] Duffield 909 acres (3.68 km2) 1967 Open
New River Trail State Park [25] Fosters Falls 1,217 acres (4.93 km2) 1987 Open
Occoneechee State Park [26] Clarksville 2,698 acres (10.92 km2) 1968 Open
Pocahontas State Park [27] Chesterfield 7,919 acres (32.05 km2) 1946 Open
Powhatan State Park [28] Powhatan 1,565 acres (6.33 km2) 2003 Open
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park [29] Rice 379 acres (1.53 km2) 1937 Open
Seven Bends State Park [30] Woodstock 1,066 acres (4.31 km2) 2004 Open
Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park [31] Bentonville 1,619 acres (6.55 km2) 1994 Open
Shot Tower Historical State Park [32] Austinville 10 acres (0.040 km2) 1964 Open
Sky Meadows State Park [33] Delaplane 1,860 acres (7.5 km2) 1975 Open
Smith Mountain Lake State Park [34] Huddleston 1,248 acres (5.05 km2) 1967 Open
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park [35] Big Stone Gap 1.5 acres (0.0061 km2) 1943 Open
Staunton River State Park [36] Scottsburg 2,336 acres (9.45 km2) 1933 Open
Staunton River Battlefield State Park [37] Randolph 300 acres (1.2 km2) 1955 Open
Tabb Monument [38] Amelia County 1 acre (0.0040 km2) 1936 Open
Twin Lakes State Park [39] Green Bay 548 acres (2.22 km2) 1939 Open
Westmoreland State Park [40] Montross 1,321 acres (5.35 km2) 1933 Open
Widewater State Park [41] Stafford 1,089 acres (4.41 km2) 2019 Open
Wilderness Road State Park [42] Ewing 327 acres (1.32 km2) 1993 Open
York River State Park [43] Williamsburg 2,531 acres (10.24 km2) 1969 Open

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "History of Virginia State Parks". Virginia.gov. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. September 29, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Cockerham, Amy (June 16, 2021). "Southwest Virginia leaders hold opening and dedication for Clinch River State Park". WJHL News. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ Cox, Jeremy (June 14, 2021). "Machicomoco State Park puts Virginia Indians at center of story". Bay Journal Media. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Sneak a Peek at Middle Peninsula State Park". www.dcr.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2019-07-09.