Virginia Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Virginia? View Virginia parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The reserve is located within the York River Basin, approximately one hour north of Norfolk. Phone 804-684-7135 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, DAY USE AREA, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OBSERVATION SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Campground Reservations Virginia

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Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions For an internet map search or GPS, use the following: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690. Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081. Phone (757) 898-3400 Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas |

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Dismal Swamp Canal, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Dismal Swamp Canal is located along Route 17 in Chesapeake, Virginia. A city boat launch is available at the intersection of Ballahack Road, and picnic areas are located along Route 17. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal cuts through Chesapeake and VI. Phone (757) 441-7024 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground

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Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The refuge is closed to the public. Phone 703-490-4979 Activities BOATING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas | Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge Featherstone NWR is located about 22 miles south of Washington D.C. at the

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Great Falls Park, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From I-495, take exit 44 for route 193 west; continue 4 miles. Turn right on Old Dominion Drive. Phone (703) 757-3101 Activities HIKING, PADDLING Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas | Great Falls Park Official Website | Great Falls Park

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Green Springs, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Green Springs National Historic Landmark District is privately owned, includes no public facilities, but is visible from public highways. It sits astride Route 15 in Louisa County, Virginia. Phone (540) 693-3200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation

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Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located right off Interstate 66, just 30 miles west of Washington D.C. Phone (703) 361-1339 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas | Manassas National Battlefield Park Official Website | Manassas National

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Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 16 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Phone (757) 599-3122 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, VISITOR CENTER Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas | Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page | Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Map |

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Moomaw Lake, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Covington, US 220 north to VA 687, follow project signs to dam site. Phone (540) 962-1138 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas | WALK-UP Washington MonumentOfficial Web Site | Moomaw Lake Website Situated within the George

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North Fork of Pound River Lake, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Pound, 1 mile southwest on VA 630. Phone (276) 796-5775 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas | North Fork of Pound River Lake Website A hikers’ paradise, lying adjacent to the wooded hills of

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Philpott Lake, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Roanoke, south on US 220, west on VA 57, north on VA 904. Phone (276) 629-2703 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Virginia Campgrounds | HORSESHOE POINT | PHILPOTT PARK |

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, west of Washington, D.C. It stretches 105 miles and has four entrances: Front Royal (northern entrance), Thornton Gap, Swift Run Gap, and Rockfish Gap (southern entrance to Shenandoah and the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway).

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