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Virginia State Parks: 75 Years and Still Growing header

A system of 35 award-winning parks spread throughout the Commonwealth, perhaps no other entity so thoroughly captures the essence of Virginia. In a one-hour documentary, we'll explore the natural and cultural history of Virginia State Parks and the recreation they've offered to visitors for 75 years. We'll explore the history of the parks and how Virginia became the first state to open an entire state park system on the same day. We'll look at how the system has grown through the years and take you on a tour of all 35 parks as they stand today. No matter where you are in Virginia, you're near a state park - with over 500 miles of trails, beaches and campgrounds. Join us as we journey through America's best managed and preserved park system... 75 years and still growing!

Funding for this program provided by:

Alpha Natural Resources logo
Norfolk Southern logo
Beirne Carter Foundation logo
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities logo

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Additional support provided by:

Bristol Herald Courier logo
Smyth County Tourism logo