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.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Appomattox Court House NHP is located 3 miles east of U.S. Highway 460, and 3 miles east of the modern town of Appomattox, Virginia along Rt. 24. Phone (434) 352-8987 Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Official Website Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Map On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the nation’s largest war. Two important questions about its future were answered. Could the nation survive a civil war intact, and would that nation exist without slavery? The

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Public Transportation: The Memorial is accessible by the Blue Line of the Metro subway system. The Arlington Cemetery subway station is near the Visitor Center for the cemetery. Car: Arlington House is located inside Arlington National Cemetery. Parking: Handicapped parking is available at the Old Administration Building, located behind Arlington House. Phone (703) 235-1530 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Official Website Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Map Arlington House is the nation™s memorial to Robert E. Lee. It honors him for specific reasons, including his role in promoting peace and reunion after the Civil War. In a larger sense it exists as a place of study and contemplation

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-64, exit on I-264 East. Exit onto Birdneck Road (Exit 22). Turn right onto Birdneck Road. Proceed 3-4 miles and turn right onto General Booth Boulevard. Proceed 5 miles and turn left onto Princess Anne Road. Proceed south about a mile until you reach Sandbridge Road. Follow Sandbridge Road until you reach the community of Sandbridge. Make a right onto Sandpiper Road. Proceed south 4 miles to the Refuge entrance. The Visitor Contact Station is one mile from the main entrance. Phone 757-301-7329 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern

Bear Creek Lake State Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is about 4.5 miles northwest of the town of Cumberland. From U.S. Route 60, go west on Route 622 and south on Route 629 to the park entrance. Note: Those coming from the west and using GPS may be directed through a gravel-covered section of Oak Hill Rd. through the Cumberland State Forest. They should instead continue on Route 60 East through the Cumberland Courthouse area and then turn left on Trents Mill Rd. (Route 622) to reach the park’s main entrance. Drive Time: Northern Va., three hours; Richmond, one hour; Roanoke, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours Phone 804-492-4410 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, DAY USE AREA, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OBSERVATION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING, RANGER STATION, WATER ACTIVITIES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking

Booker T Washington National Monument, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The monument is located on AV 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway), 22 miles southeast of Roanoke, VA. From I-81 take I-581, then U.S. 220 south from Roanoke to VA 122. From the Blule Ridge Parkway take VA 43 south to VA 122. From Lynchburg take U.S. 460 west to VA 122. Phone (540) 721-2094 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Booker T Washington National Monument Official Website Booker T Washington National Monument Map Booker T. Washington was born a slave in April 1856 on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and

Cape Henry Memorial Part of Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the south side of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Henry Memorial sits within the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. From Interstate 64 E take exit 282 to merge onto US-13N/Northhampton Boulevard towards the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Then take US-60 E/Shore Drive exit toward Beaches, this is the last exit before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Follow Shore Drive and turn left onto Atlantic Ave and proceed to Gate 8. Follow Atlantic Ave to Cape Henry Memorial. Phone (757) 898-2410 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Cape Henry Memorial Part of Colonial National Historical Park Official Website Cape Henry Memorial Part of Colonial National Historical Park Map English colonists first landed here in April 1607, erected a wooden

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The National Park Service Visitor Contact Station is located at 7712 Main Street, Middletown, Virginia 22645 in the Middletown Courts plaza. The park is located near the intersection of Interstates 81 and 66 in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Phone (540) 869-3051 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park Official Website Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park Map The Shenandoah Valley invites you to learn about its rich heritage, from Native Americans who first shaped the land, to pioneers of this frontier; this fertile area became one of the most important wheat producing regions of the entire South. The Valley also witnessed some of the

Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Chesapeake Bay, VA Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve Website The Chesapeake Bay (VA) National Estuarine Research Reserve features four components that are all within the York River basin–Goodwin Islands, Catlett Islands, Taskinas Creek and Sweet Hall Marsh. Like most of the reserves in the national system, Chesapeake Bay-VA is diverse. The source of its diversity is its range

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Dover, DE Take Route 13 South to Route 175 (about 5 miles past Pocomoke City, MD). Travel east on 175 to Chincoteague Island, go straight at the light at the foot of the drawbridge onto Maddox Blvd.and follow the signs to Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Washington, D.C. Take I-95 to Route 301, following signs to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, to Route 50. Take Route 50 to Route 13 South (in Salisbury, MD). From Route 13 South take Route 175 (about 5 miles past Pocomoke City, MD). Travel east on 175 to Chincoteague Island, go straight at the light at the foot of the drawbridge onto Maddox Blvd.and follow the signs to Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Baltimore, MD Take I-97 to Route 301, following signs to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, to Route 50. Take Route 50 to Route 13 South

Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Colonial National Historical Park Official Website Colonial National Historical Park Map On May 13, 1607, Jamestown was established as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Three cultures came together “ European, Virginia Indian and African“to create a new society that would eventually seek independence from Great Britain. On October 19, 1781, American and French troops defeated the British at Yorktown in the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.

Dismal Swamp Canal, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas 2016 Washington MonumentOfficial Web Site Dismal Swamp Canal Website The Dismal Swamp Canal and the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal form alternate routes along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) between the Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound. The AIWW provides pleasure boaters and commercial shippers with a protected inland channel between Norfolk, Virginia and Miami, Florida. The history of these two canals, which contain the only

Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From the Hampton Roads area, take US 13 North across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and take the first right onto Seaside Road (Route 600). The next two roads to the right are refuge entrances. From points north, take US 13 South to the bottom of the Delmarva Peninsula and take the last left before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel onto Seaside Road (Route 600). The next two roads to the right are refuge entrances. Phone 757-331-3425 Activities BIKING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Lying at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Mason Neck NWR is located about 18 miles south of Washington D.C. From the north: take I-95 south to exit 163 (Lorton). Turn left on Lorton, right on Armistead Rd, and then right (south) on RT 1. Go to light at top of the hill and turn left on Gunston Rd. (242) and go about 4 miles. The refuge shares a common entrance (High Pt. rd.) with the Mason Neck State Park. From the south: take I-95 north to exit 161 (Rt 1, Ft. Belvoir), go north on Rt 1, turn right on Gunston rd, go about 4 miles to refuge entrance. Phone 703-490-4979 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Mason

Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is closed to the public. Phone 703-490-4979 Activities BOATING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 confluence of Neabsco Creek and the Potomac River. The refuge is managed by staff of the Potomac River NWR Complex. Composed of wetlands and woodlands, the refuge is a narrow strip along the shore of the Potomac River and mouth of Neabsco Creek with a railroad right of way bordering the western edge. The refuge provides habitat for Neotropical migrants, waterfowl, ospreys, and historically bald eagles. There is no public access site for the refuge and it remains closed

Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Because of the critical nature of its habitats for wildlife, Fisherman Island is closed to the public. Guided tours are offered on Saturdays from October through mid-March and during special events. To schedule a tour, contact the Eastern Shore of Virginia refuge. Phone 757-331-2760 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Fisherman Islanad National Wildlife Refuge The Virginia Barrier Island chain, including Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, is one of only 17 sites in the United States classified as a “A Wetland of International Importance.” The refuge is the southern most barrier island, separated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge by approximately one-half mile. Sand continues to expand the island’s size,

Fort Monroe National Monument, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-64 East or West take Exit 268 (169 East Mallory St/Ft. Monroe) (Going East: Last Exit prior to Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, going West: first Exit after it.) Top of Exit Left at light onto S Mallory St (0.1 mile). Right at 2nd light onto E Mellen St. Continue crossing a small bridge (0.6 mile). Continue straight at light (Left fork) onto Ingalls Rd (0.5 mile). Left onto Ruckman Rd towards fort Main Gate, pass through fort walls Right onto Bernard Rd, angled parking on Left (0.2 mile). Phone 757-722-FORT (3678) Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Fort Monroe National Monument Official Website Fort Monroe National Monument Map

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park manages 4 battlefields and multiple historical sites across multiple counties. The park is located approximately 50 miles south of Washington DC. Different battlefields and historical sites are accessible via I-95 and VA Route 3. For directions and physical addresses for each of our sites, please visit the Directions & Transportation section of our website. Phone (540) 693-3200 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Official Website Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Map Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania–this is America’s battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War’s tragic cost in

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions George Washington Birthplace is located off two miles from Virginia state route 3 on Virginia state route 204. The park is located 38 miles east of Fredericksburg and 10 miles from Colonial Beach. Phone (804) 224-1732 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds George Washington Birthplace National Monument Picnic Pavilion Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas George Washington Birthplace National Monument Official Website George Washington Birthplace National Monument Map In the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia stands a tribute to America™s founding father, George Washington. Although only here a short time, the ideas that Washington learned here, helped shape the man he would become and forever alter the destiny of the United States of America.

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions to Parkway Headquarters From the south, take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north. Just past the CIA exit turn right into the parking lot for the US Park Police and parkway headquarters. Go through the chain link fence and take an immediate right. Follow the road down to a stop sign and turn right into the parking lot for the headquarters building. Phone (703) 289-2500 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Fort Hunt Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas George Washington Memorial Parkway Official Website George Washington Memorial Parkway Map The George Washington Memorial Parkway was designed for recreational driving. It links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge’s trailheads are located along White Marsh Road- Route 642, in Suffolk, Virginia. From Interstate-664, take exit-13A toward Suffolk. Follow Route 58 West to the Downtown Suffolk exit. Follow Business 58 West to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Route 337- East Washington Street. Follow East Washington Street to the White Marsh Road intersection. Turn left onto White Marsh Road and follow to the Jericho Ditch(0.9 miles) and Washington Ditch (4.4 miles) entrances. The refuge office is located on Desert Road in Suffolk, Virginia. Follow White Marsh Road to the intersection of Desert Road. Turn left and follow Desert Road, approximately 1.6 miles. Refuge headquarters is on the left. Phone 757-986-3705 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a

Great Falls Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Great Falls Park Official Website Great Falls Park Map At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nation’s Capital.

Green Springs, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Green Springs Official Website Green Springs Map Green Springs National Historic Landmark District in Virginia™s Piedmont encompasses over 14,000 acres. Its landscapes and structures, privately owned today but viewable from public roads, offer a continuum of rural vernacular architecture with minimal alteration. Many of the farmsteads, often dating to the 19th century and connecting to one another visually, are preserved through easements.

Historic Jamestowne Part of Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Situated on the banks of the James River, Jamestown is a short distance from many major roadways and highways. For a google map search or GPS, use the following address: 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081. Phone (757) 856-1200 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Historic Jamestowne Part of Colonial National Historical Park Official Website Historic Jamestowne Part of Colonial National Historical Park Map Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland. In 1619, the arrival

James River National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Public access is only available for pre-registered visitors and participants of refuge sponsored events. 4550 Flowerdew Hundred Road Hopewell, VA 23860 Take Route 10 south/east toward Hopewell. After passing through Hopewell, proceed another 8 miles to Route 639. Take a left and look for the Refuge entrance sign. Phone 804 829 9020 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas James River National Wildlife Refuge James River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge encompasses 4,200 acres of forest and wetland habitats along the James River, bordered by Powells Creek to the west, and the

John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Raleigh, north on US 1 to I-85; west on NC 1224, exit 223; north on NC 1200, which turns into VA 4 at State line. From Richmond, south on I-95; south on I-85 toward South Hill; West on US 58, exit 12; South on VA 4. Phone (434) 738-6143 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds LONGWOOD PARK NORTH BEND PARK RUDDS CREEK REC. AR. Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Website Facebook Virtual Tour John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Photo Album John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island

John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Haysi, take VA 63, 614 and 739 (total 7 mi). Phone (276) 835-9544 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds JOHN W. FLANNAGAN DAY USE CRANESNEST CAMPGROUND (VA) POUND RIVER CAMPGROUND (VA) LOWER TWIN CAMPGROUND (VA) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir Website Virtual Tour Project lands adjoin Jefferson National Forest. Nearby Breaks Interstate Park contains massive geological features.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, follow the sign to turn right to enter the parking lot. This entrance to the park can only be reached from the southbound lanes of the parkway. Phone (703) 235-1530 Activities BIKING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Official Website Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Map From this distance the seat of national power appears pristine across the river, so President Johnson came here often when he needed to escape from the stresses of building a Great Society. After he died, his wife chose this place for his memorial. A landscape of serpentine

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Traveling north on I-95 take exit 76A, Chamberlayne Avenue, turn left at the light, go to the first light and turn left onto West Leigh Street. Go 3 blocks to 2nd Street; the site is located on the left. Traveling south on I-95, take exit 76B at Belvidere and turn left at the stop sign onto West Leigh Street. Go approximately 8 blocks to 2nd Street; the site is located on the left. Traveling east on I-64: follow directions for traveling south on I-95. Traveling west on I-64: take Downtown/5th Street exit Phone (804) 771-2017 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Maggie L Walker National Historic Site Official Website Maggie L Walker National Historic Site Map Maggie Lena

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Manassas National Battlefield Park Official Website Manassas National Battlefield Park Map On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power.

Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 95 South: Exit 163 to Lorton. Turn left onto Lorton Rd, continue under second overpass and turn right onto Lorton Market St. Continue approximately 1.5 mile U.S. Route 1. Proceed straight through intersection with Route 1, when the road name changes to Gunston Rd. Continue for 1 mile; entrance to the Meadowood SRMA is on the right. From Interstate 95 North: Take exit 161 to Lorton, U.S. Route 1 North. Proceed about 1.5 miles to first stop light. Turn right onto Gunston Rd. Go about 1 mile entrance on right. Phone 703-339-8473 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Potomac Heritage National Scenic

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions 16 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Phone (757) 599-3122 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, VISITOR CENTER Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Map Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was designated the nation’s first national marine sanctuary on January 30, 1975. The site was the wreck of the USS Monitor, a Civil War vessel that lies off the coast of North Carolina. The Monitor was the prototype for a class of U.S. Civil War ironclad, turreted warships that significantly altered both naval technology and marine architecture in the nineteenth century. Designed by the Swedish engineer John Ericsson, the vessel contained all of

Moomaw Lake, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Covington, US 220 north to VA 687, follow project signs to dam site. Phone (540) 962-1138 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Washington National Forest, recreation facilities are managed by the US Forest Service. Visit their web site for more information (http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/jamesriver/default.htm). Hunting opportunities are provided National Forest lands that are managed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

North Fork of Pound River Lake, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Pound, 1 mile southwest on VA 630. Phone (276) 796-5775 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Jefferson National Forest. From Pound, 1 mi SW on VA 630.

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in Woodbridge, Virginia, 20 miles south of Washington D.C. From the north: take I-95 south to exit 161 (Woodbridge), follow Rt 1 south, cross the Occoquan River, turn left at light onto Dawson Beach Rd. Follow road to end. From the south: take I-95 north to exit 156 (Rippon Blvd). Continue to Rt. 1 and turn left. Go north on Rt 1 several miles and turn right onto Dawson Beach Rd. Follow road to the end. Phone 703-490-4979 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Occoquan Bay NWR was established in 1998 and is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers.

Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The Eastern Front (Main) Visitor Center is located approximately 2.5 miles east of Rt. 95 off of Route 36 in Petersburg. If travelling north on Rt. 95, take exit 50D and follow signs to Wythe Street. Once on Wythe Street, travel 2.5 miles east to entrance of Battlefield. If travelling south on Rt. 95, take Exit 52 (Wythe Street). Again, travel about 2.5 miles to entrance. Phone (804) 732-3531 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Petersburg National Battlefield Official Website Petersburg National Battlefield Map Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen.

Philpott Lake, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds HORSESHOE POINT PHILPOTT PARK SALTHOUSE BRANCH GOOSE POINT Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Virtual Tour Philpott Lake Photo Album Dan River Basin Association Philpott Lake Website Nestled in the rugged foothills within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are the lake and surrounding public lands of Philpott Lake. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place to visit. Over 6,000 acres of surrounding land, 3,000 acres of water, and a power plant make

Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions The island is closed to the public and has no motor vehicle access. Phone 804-829-9020 Activities HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge is situated on the southwestern corner of the Chesapeake Bay in the City of Poquoson and is strategically located almost midpoint on the Atlantic Flyway. It consists of 3,501 acres of saltmarsh, shrub-scrub and wooded habitats that provide a haven for waterfowl, marsh-birds, and shorebirds. Previously owned by the US Department of Defense, the area was used as a bombing range. Much of the area remains dotted with unexploded ordnance. Due of

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Richmond, take Interstate 295 south to Route 10. Take Route 10 south/east toward Hopewell. Take a left on Route 827. Stay on 827, toward Bermuda Hundred, until you see the Refuge entrance. The gate will be locked unless prior arrangements have been made with the Refuge Complex headquarters. Phone 804-829-9020 Activities HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Presquile National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge is a 1329-acre island in the James River, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, Virginia. Established to protect habitat for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds, Presquile is an important component in the network

Prince William Forest Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Washington, D.C. and points north: Take I-95 south to exit 150-B (VA Route 619/Joplin Road). The park entrance is the second right. From Fredericksburg and points south: Take I-95 north to exit 150 (VA Route 619/Joplin Road). Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp and continue on VA Route 619 West approximately 1/4 mile to the park entrance. Phone (703) 221-7181 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Cabin Camp 3 OAK RIDGE CAMPGROUND TELEGRAPH PICNIC PAVILION TURKEY RUN RIDGE GROUP Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Prince William Forest Park Official Website Prince William Forest Park Map Prince William Forest Park is an oasis, a respite of quiet and

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Tappahannock, Virginia, take US-360 E (across the Rappahannock River, toward Warsaw). Follow US-360 E for 4.1 miles, then turn LEFT onto Rt. 624/Newland Rd. Follow Newland Rd. for 4.2 miles, then turn LEFT onto Strangeway/Rt 636. Follow Strangeway for 1/4 mile, then turn RIGHT onto Sandy Lane/Rt 640. Follow Sandy Lane for 1.1 miles, then turn LEFT into Rappahannock River Valley NWR. Phone (804) 333-1470 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is the newest of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1996, the goal of the Refuge is to protect 20,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands along the River and its

Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-95, please use exit 74C (if traveling north) or exit 75 (if traveling south.) Follow the link for more details. Phone (804) 226-1981 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Richmond National Battlefield Park Official Website Richmond National Battlefield Park Map The hub of Confederate manufacturing fueled a modern war, one of the South™s largest hospitals gave care to the sick and wounded, violent clashes of massive armies on open fields, and miles of formidable defensive earthworks meant that from 1861 to 1865, Richmond™s fate would determine America™s future.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

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). The physical address listed is to the administrative offices, not the park itself. GPS can be unreliable for navigating to the park. Phone (540) 999-3500 Activities AUTO TOURING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds MATHEWS ARM CAMPGROUND Loft Mountain Campground BIG MEADOWS Dundo Group Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Shenandoah National Park Official Website Shenandoah National Park Map Just 75 miles from the bustle

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions By Car: accessible from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, after Roosevelt Bridge, exit sign, turn right into the parking lot. Please note: park in a designated parking space, US Park Police regularly tickets drivers who park on the grass. By Metro: exit Rosslyn Metro station, walk toward Key Bridge, take short connecting trail downhill from the downstream side of the bridge, across the parkway, and into the parking lot for the island. By Bike: Mount Vernon Trail north end Phone (703) 289-2500 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Theodore Roosevelt Island Park Official Website Theodore Roosevelt Island Park Map In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason™s Island from neglected,

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is located in Vienna, Virginia. The park can be accessed by traveling from Route 7, the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), Beulah Road or Old Courthouse Road. For more detailed information visit the park’s directions page. Phone (703) 255-1800 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Official Website Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Map No matter what your age or taste in shows, you’ll find something you like onstage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. From May through September, multiple amphitheaters in the park present performances such as musicals, dance,

Wood Thrush Trail, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions Take the I-95, Take the VA-642 exit towards LORTON, Turn Left on LORTON RD, Turn Right on GUNSTON COVE RD, Continue on GUNSTON RD, Turn Right on BELMONT BLVD, Continue on Belmont until you see a BLM sign on the right side of the road. Phone 703.339.0410 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas One mile loop trail on the 800 acres of the Meadowood SRMA on Mason Neck in Fairfax County, Virginia and plans to manage it to provide open space for recreation, environmental education, and wild horse and burro interpretation. The 800-acre Mason Neck peninsula, approximately 18 miles south of Washington, D.C., is also the site of

Yorktown Battlefield Part of Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia Camping & Hiking

Directions For an internet map search or GPS, use the following: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690. Eastbound from the Richmond area via I-64, exit 242B for Yorktown, to the Colonial Parkway. Follow the parkway to its end. West bound Interstate 64 from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Hampton area for Yorktown should take Route 105 East (Fort Eustis Boulevard east), exit 250B to Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17. Follow the signs to Yorktown Battlefield. Phone (757) 898-2410 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Virginia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Virginia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Virginia Recreation Areas Yorktown Battlefield Part of Colonial National Historical Park Official Website Yorktown Battlefield Part of Colonial National Historical Park Map Discover what it took for the United