Virginia Parks

Virginia National and State Parks and Recreation

Virginia has two national parks, 25 State Parks, 9 State Forests, 3 State Fish Hatcheries, 8 State Wildlife Management Areas, 2 National Forests, 3 National Memorials, 2 National Historic Sites, 3 National Historic Parks, 1 National Wildlife Refuge 3 National Recreation Areas, and 24 Wilderness Areas.

Virginia National Parks

Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Forests

Virginia State Fish Hatcheries

State Wildlife Management Areas

Virginia National Forests

Virginia National Memorials

Virginia National Historic Sites

Virginia National Historic Parks

Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

  • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Eastern Shore Of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • James River National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Presquile National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge

Virginia National Recreation Areas

Virginia Wilderness Areas

There are 24 wilderness areas in the state of Virginia.

  • Barbours Creek Wilderness
  • Beartown Wilderness
  • Brush Mountain East Wilderness
  • Brush Mountain Wilderness
  • Garden Mountain Wilderness
  • Hunting Camp Creek Wilderness
  • James River Face Wilderness
  • Kimberling Creek Wilderness
  • Lewis Fork Wilderness
  • Little Dry Run Wilderness
  • Little Wilson Creek Wilderness
  • Mountain Lake Wilderness
  • Peters Mountain Wilderness
  • Priest Wilderness
  • Raccoon Branch Wilderness
  • Ramseys Draft Wilderness
  • Rich Hole Wilderness
  • Rough Mountain Wilderness
  • Saint Mary’s Wilderness
  • Shawvers Run Wilderness
  • Shenandoah Wilderness
  • Stone Mountain Wilderness
  • Three Ridges Wilderness
  • Thunder Ridge Wilderness

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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1973 when the Union Camp Corporation of Franklin, Virginia, donated 49,100 acres (199 km2) of land to The Nature Conservancy, which the following year transferred the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.