FAIRY STONE STATE PARK MAP VIRGINIA
Named after the distinctive crystals which are found here, this park is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in south-central Virginia.
The region is forested with oak, hickory, and some hemlock, along with rhododendron. Included here is a 168-acre lake. White-tailed deer are among the wildlife.
Activities: There are over 25 miles of hiking trails. Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous. Included is a bike trail. Fishing is permitted in the park.
Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is allowed in one designated area, located about 1.5 miles from a parking area via some moderately difficult trails. A permit is necessary in order to camp here, and a fee is charged. Campfires are allowed in fire rings at the sites. Pets are prohibited.
For Further Information: Fairy Stone State Park, Route 2, Box 723, Stuart, VA 24171; (703)930-2424.
SKY MEADOWS STATE PARK1,618 acres. Situated in northern Virginia, along the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sky Meadows State Park is a hilly area of old pastures and woodlands, with some streams and a couple of ponds.
Activities: Hiking is available on about nine miles of trails, including a 3.6-mile section of the Appalachian Trail (see entry below).
Camping Regulations: There’s a small primitive campground with 12 sites and some shelters about a half mile down one trail. Camping is restricted to this area. Campfires are allowed in the fire rings provided.
For Further Information: Sky Meadows State Park, Route 1, Box 540, Delaplane, VA 22025; (703)592-3556.