Virginia State Parks will offer special Spring Break activities in all 36 parks March 18-April 3.
A wide assortment of special self-guided and ranger-led programs provides visitors unique park experiences. A complete list of special programs and activities can be found at http://bit.ly/VSPSpringBreak2016.
“When families and friends spend moments together in Virginia State Parks, those moments become lifetime memories that are cherished forever,” said State Parks Director Craig Seaver. “Spring break is the perfect time to get outdoors to shed those winter blues and enjoy what parks have to offer.”
Ranger-led activities are generally available on the weekends but all parks offer self-guided explorations including backpacks with field guides and binoculars; GPS units to rent for geocaching; self-guided trails; scavenger hunts and other games.
For a day trip or a longer stay in a cabin or campground, Virginia’s award-winning state parks offer more than 1,800 campsites and 300 cabins. Six parks, Douthat, Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother, First Landing, Staunton River and Westmoreland, all have new furniture, to make your visit more comfortable than ever. A new loyalty program rewards frequent overnight visitors with free stays. For more information about the program, visit http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/customer-loyalty.
Since 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of Virginia State Parks, special events are planned through the year, including special rewards for the Trails Quest program. Find out more about this program at http://bit.ly/VSPTrailQuest.
To stay up to date on anniversary events, sign up for the official Virginia State Parks eNewsletter. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/vspenews.
For more information about all the offerings in Virginia State Parks, including overnight accommodations, visit www.VirginiaStateParks.gov or call the Customer Service Center at (800) 933-7275, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.