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Douthat State Park © Marilyn Dishman
Shenandoah National Park Black Bear © BILL HUNTER
Black Bear in Elkwallow pinic area searching for food
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 © Rosallyne A Loreti
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Hanging in there © John Laurie
Downey woodpecker looking for lunch
Grayson Highlands State Park © Jim Oakley
Douthat State Park © Marilyn Dishman
Cardinal © stateparks.com
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Spring Hike © stateparks.com
Cool Swim © stateparks.com
Virginia's Tidewater Region Parks

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State Wildlife Management Area
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State Parks
2
National Parks
1
National Monument
3
National Historic Sites
1
National Historic Park
Parks in this region are near these Virginia Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
VIRGINIA BEACH
CHESAPEAKE
HAMPTON
RICHMOND
SUFFOLK
WILLIAMSBURG
NEWPORT NEWS
MECHANICSVILLE
YORKTOWN
KING GEORGE
GLOUCESTER
FOREST
BEDFORD
SMITHFIELD
EMPORIA
RUTHER GLEN
Caledon State Park
A designated National Natural Landmark, Caledon provides visitors the unique opportunity of viewing bald eagles in their natural habitat. Caledon and the surrounding areas are the summer home for one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. As many as 60 eagles have been spotted ........more >
Cape Henry Memorial
English colonists first landed here in April 1607, erected a wooden cross and gave thanks for a successful crossing to a new land. In 1781, Americans could watch from these same sand dunes the largest naval battle of the Revolutionary War. Our French Allies defeated a British fleet just off this shore ........more >
Chippokes Plantation State Park
Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the United States. Chippokes is a living historical exhibit located in a rural agricultural area along the James River in Surry County. In addition, the park has a wide variety of traditional park offerings, including a swimming complex, ........more >
Colonial National Historical Park
Colonial National Historical Park NHP administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America. Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and Yorktown ........more >
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Established to honor the 200th birthday of the first president of the United States, the Birthplace represents more than a century of local, state, and national efforts to memorialize Washington. The Washingtons shaped an American identity through their encounters and relationships with Native Americans, ........more >
Historic Jamestowne
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 ........more >
Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a progressive and talented African American woman. Despite many adversities, she achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first woman in the United States to found and serve as president of a bank. The site includes ........more >
Petersburg National Battlefield
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. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's ........more >
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Although situated on the second largest body of freshwater in the state, Smith Mountain Lake State Park is not just for water enthusiasts. In addition to a full range of water related activities, including swimming, fishing and boating, the park offers miles of hiking trails, housekeeping cabins, primitive ........more >
Westmoreland State Park
Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, from which it takes its name. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River, and its 1,299 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The parkx92s Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a ........more >
York River State Park
Located 11 miles west of Williamsburg, York River State Park offers visitors an opportunity to experience the environment of a coastal estuary. This park is known for its rare and delicate environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a habitat rich in marine and plant life. The main focus ........more >
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