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Grayson Highlands State Park © Jim Oakley
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Sand Crab © BILL HUNTER
The children were giving this little guy a run for his life
Shenandoah National Park © Robin Kirby
Douthat State Park © Marilyn Dishman
Shenandoah National Park Black Bear © BILL HUNTER
Black Bear in Elkwallow pinic area searching for food
Grayson Highlands State Park © Jim Oakley
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Hanging in there © John Laurie
Downey woodpecker looking for lunch
Douthat State Park © Rosallyne A Loreti
Douthat State Park © Marilyn Dishman
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Virginia's Southwestern Region Parks

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State Wildlife Management Area
3
National Recreation Areas
5
State Parks
1
National Historic Park
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National Monument
1
National Forest
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State Fish Hatchery
Parks in this region are near these Virginia Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
BLACKSBURG
CHRISTIANSBURG
ROCKY MOUNT
ABINGDON
MARION
Booker T. Washington National Monument
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 orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential ........more >
Claytor Lake State Park
Located on the 4,500 acre, 21-mile long Claytor Lake from which the park was named in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, Claytor Lake State Park offers a wide variety of activities for water and land enthusiasts. Easily accessible from Interstate 81, the park features the only full service ........more >
Clinch Mountain State Wildlife Management Area
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Carved by wind and water, Cumberland Gap forms a major break in the Appalachian Mountain chain. For thousands of years large game animals moved through the Gap in their migratory journeys. Native Americans followed their trail, creating the Warrior's Path. In the late 17th century this route into the ........more >
Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park is home of the mysterious quotfairy stones.quot It is one of the six original Virginia state parks to open on June 15, 1936. The treasured stone so prevalent in the region, beautiful scenery, rich history and ample recreational opportunities make Fairy Stone one of the favorites ........more >
Grayson Highlands State Park
The park is adjacent to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, a part of Jefferson National Forest. Grayson Highlands State Park was originally named Mount Rogers State Park and was established in 1965. While pets are allowed in the park, they are not allowed inside public facilities including the ........more >
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 systems first conference center, Hemlock Haven. Much of the land for ........more >
Jefferson National Forest
Our two forests stretch from one end of Virginia to the other, as well as extending into West Virginia, along the ruggedly beautiful Appalachians. Virtually every type of outdoor recreation activity you can imagine is available. Of course hiking, fishing, mountain bicycling and camping lead the way, ........more >
Marion State Fish Hatchery
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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
The NRA consists of three distinct regions WEST END The West End of the Mount Rogers NRA includes the famous Virginia Creeper Trail, outstanding trout fishing in Whitetop Laurel, and picturesque Beartree Lake. The NRAs largest campground, Beartree, is a great family campground and close to all ........more >
Natural Tunnel State Park
The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired the tunnel and 100 surrounding acres in 1967 from the Natural Tunnel Chasm and Caverns Corp. to establish Natural Tunnel State Park. Approximately 750 additional acres were later acquired and the park opened in 1971. Natural Tunnel, called the Eighth Wonder of ........more >
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