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16 National Parks to explore in Virginia

Virginia

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.

Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, USA

A beautiful public park that encompasses Burke Lake. It offers many recreation facilities, including miniature golf, a carousel, a miniature train, an ice cream parlor, a fishing pier, campgrounds, and numerous playgrounds and picnic areas.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA

A natural park that preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County and has a long and complex history lasting 8,000 years. The land was used as a tenant farm, family homestead, and country estate until it was deeded to Fairfax County Park Authority as a 640-acre nature park in 1971.

Fountainhead Regional Park
Fountainhead Regional Park10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, USA

This is an approximately 2,000-acre regional park, bordering a tributary of the Potomac River, in Fairfax County, northern Virginia which was protecting and managing by the NOVA Parks agency.

Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA

A small national park site in Virginia on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac River. This place is blessed with rich natural beauty and soo many water resources and also has a vast variety of flora and fauna.

Henricus Historical Park
Henricus Historical Park251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836, USA

Henricus was one of the earliest English settlements in the New World. It was located on the neck of a peninsula later known as Farrar's Island, a former curl of the James River about 12 miles southeast of the modern city of Richmond, Virginia.

Lake Accotink Park
Lake Accotink Park7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150, USA

Lake Accotink is a reservoir in North Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia, which was formed by the damming of Accotink Creek. The lake is 55 acres, and the surrounding park is 493.

Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park2001 Daniel K Ludwig Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA

Leesylvania State Park is located in the southeastern part of Prince William County. The park has a small group-only campground, five hiking trails, fishing pier, boat ramp, visitor center, natural sand beach, and four picnic shelters. Daily a lot of people visit this place and enjoy this natural beauty.

Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck State Park7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079, USA

A state park that was situated in a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River to the east. It has an area of 1814 acres and is home to bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, and many other types of wildlife. The park also contains white-tailed deer and many species of lichen.

Mid-Lothian Mines Park
Mid-Lothian Mines Park13301 N Woolridge Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114, USA

Midlothian Mines Park is a park developed in Midlothian, Virginia which promotes educational tours and nature trails about the history of the pioneer mining and railroad industries in Chesterfield County,

Pamplin Historical Park
Pamplin Historical Park6125 Boydton and Petersburg Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA

A 424-acre private sector historical park located near Petersburg, Virginia. The park preserves open space and serves the dual use of preserving a significant fragment of the Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark, and key components of the Third Battle of Petersburg. The park also provides a footprint location for the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which is located within the park.

Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg National BattlefieldPetersburg, VA 23805, USA

Petersburg National Battlefield is a National Park Service unit preserving sites related to the American Civil War Siege of Petersburg. It is centered on the city of Petersburg, Virginia, and also includes outlying components in Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County. Over 140,000 people visit the park annually.

Pocahontas State Park
Pocahontas State Park10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, USA

This is a state park located in Chesterfield, Virginia. It was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps along the Swift Creek. The park is the site of the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum with exhibits about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Virginia. The exhibits include photographs, artifacts and personal mementos.

Prince William Forest Park
Prince William Forest Park18170 Park Entrance Rd, Triangle, VA 22172, USA

Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 adjacent to the Marine Corps Base Quantico. It is the largest protected natural area in Washington. Today, the park is a window into the past and serves as an example of what much of the East Coast once looked like centuries ago.

Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park470 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

The Richmond National Battlefield Park commemorates 13 American Civil War sites around Richmond, Virginia, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for most of the war. The park connects certain features within the city with defensive fortifications and battle sites around it.

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve7400 VA-193, McLean, VA 22102, USA

A nature preserve which was located at Mc lean which is noted for including eastern hemlocks among its plant life, which are rare for the area. It is a popular destination for recreation and hiking and is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182, USA

This is a performing arts center located on 117 acres of national parkland in unincorporated Fairfax County. The Foundation presents performances in the Filene Center from May through September and at The Barns at Wolf Trap year-round. The latter venue is adjacent to but outside the park proper. In addition, the Foundation operates the Wolf Trap Opera Company, a resident company for young opera singers.

Map of National Parks to explore in Virginia