State Parks Offer Spring Break Programs

Published 5:36 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When spring break comes and you’re looking for something to do, look no further than a Virginia State park. Virginia State Parks will offer special programming in all parks March 27 – April 12.

“It has been a long, hard winter,” said State Parks Director Craig Seaver, “and spring break will be the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the many outdoor activities that Virginia State Parks offer.”

Staunton River Battlefield State Park in Randolph will have special Easter events March 28. On April 4, Easter programs will be held at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster, Douthat State Park in Millboro, Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania, Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, Powhatan State Park in Powhatan County, Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, and Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston.

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A complete listing of spring break options can be found at:

New this spring are the revamped Trail Quest program and the Civil War Geocaching Adventure. Both programs have been simplified to allow participants to easily log in and track their progress.

State parks are open 365 days a year and offer self-guided programs such as geocaching and Nature Adventure backpacks. The packs are loaded with tools and toys that can be used by guests exploring the park. Backpacks are free and are available for check-out on a daily basis. 

Geocaching GPS rentals include a GPS unit with a GPS activities brochure and instructions for use. Activities include Geocaching, Virtual Geocache, GPS Nature Trail and a new adventure that focuses on the American Civil War.

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