Virginia Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Old Dominion State:

Virginia, known for its beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the wild ponies roaming freely on Assateague Island, is home to salt marshes and swamps along the Atlantic Coast, rolling plains of the Virginia Piedmont, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, as well as four major rivers (James, Rappahannock, Potomac, and Shenandoah Rivers).

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Virginia Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Shenandoah National Park

    National Seashores:
  • Assateague Island National Seashore [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    National Recreation Trails: Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail
  • Buffalo Creek Nature Area Trail
  • Bull Run - Occoquan Trail
  • Fairfax County Cross Country Trail
  • Hoop Hole Trail
  • Massanutten Trail
  • New River Trail State Park
  • Occoquan Water Trail
  • The Rivanna Trail
  • Rock Castle Gorge Trail
  • Seashore State Park Trail
  • Virginia Capital Trail
  • Virginia Creeper Trail
  • W & OD Railroad Regional Park Trail
  • Washington and Old Dominion Trail
  • Wild Oak Trail

    National Recreation Areas:
  • Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Location: southwest Virginia, including Mount Rogers -- the highest point in Virginia -- and administered by the Forest Service as part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. [Official Site]

    Shenandoah National Park National Forest Parks:
  • Prince William Forest Park [Official Site]

    National Forests:
  • George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Location: Roanoke, Virginia (as well as West Virginia and Kentucky). [Official Site]

    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Back Bay 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

    Shenandoah National Park National Wilderness Areas:
  • Barbours Creek Wilderness
  • Beartown Wilderness
  • Brush Mountain Wilderness
  • Brush Mountain East 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

    National Scenic Areas:
  • Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area [Official Site]

    Bell Isle State Park National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Colonial Parkway
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway
  • Skyline Drive

    Virginia State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Bear Creek Lake State Park
  • Belle Isle State Park
  • Breaks Interstate Park
  • Caledon Natural Area
  • Chippokes Plantation State Park
  • Claytor Lake State Park
  • Douthat State Park
  • Fairy Stone State Park
  • False Cape State Park
  • First Landing State Park
  • Grayson Highlands State Park
  • Holliday Lake State Park
  • Hungry Mother State Park
  • Grayson Highlands State Park
  • James River State Park
  • Kiptopeke State Park
  • Lake Anna State Park
  • Leesylvania State Park
  • Mason Neck State Park
  • Natural Tunnel State Park
  • New River Trail State Park
  • Occoneechee State Park
  • Pocahontas State Park
  • Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historic State Park
  • Shenandoah River State Park
  • Sky Meadows State Park
  • Smith Mountain Lake State Park
  • Southwest Virginia Museum
  • Staunton River Battlefield State Park
  • Staunton River State Park
  • Twin Lakes State Park
  • Westmoreland State Park
  • Wilderness Road State Park
  • York River State Park

    Skyline Drive, National Scenic Road, Virginia State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway
  • Coal Heritage Trail
  • Highlands Scenic Byway
  • Lee's Retreat
  • Mount Rogers Scenic Byway
  • Old Georgetown Pike
  • Trail of the Lonesome Pine/ Daniel Boone Heritage Trail


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