FAIRY STONE STATE PARK MAP VIRGINIA

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.

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