Spring into spring with a spring break in a Virginia State Park

Published 8:13 pm Friday, March 23, 2018

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Spring break is the perfect time to take the family outdoors after a winter of cold, rain and flu.

All 37 Virginia State Parks offer self-guided or ranger-led programs to get outdoors and enjoy early spring, from the week before Easter through the week after. For a list of programs, visit: http://bit.ly/2018VSPspringbreak

All parks offer self-guided explorations including backpacks with field guides and binoculars, GPS units to rent for geocaching, self-guided trails, scavenger hunts and other activities.

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Many Virginia public libraries have nature backpacks available to check out. In addition to handy tools to investigate the natural world, the backpacks include a parking pass for free entrance to a state park. Find a list of participating libraries here: http://bit.ly/LibraryBackpacks

For a day trip or a longer stay in a cabin or campground, Virginia’s award-winning state parks offer more than 1,800 campsites and 300 cabins.

For more information about all offerings in Virginia State Parks, including overnight accommodations, visit www.VirginiaStateParks.gov or call the Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.