Virginia Park Restrictions Tighten

Richmond, VA _ Effective Friday March 27 overnight facilities and restrooms will be closed through April 30. The closure includes all cabins, campgrounds, camping cabins and yurts, as well as restrooms and bathhouses.

Also, in adherence with federal guidance and the Governor’s executive order, all visitor centers and other indoor facilities are closed to the public. Park staff is available by phone if assistance is needed. Groups or gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited and these restrictions will be enforced by park staff.

We do ask that if you are sick, have been around someone who is sick and/or experiencing symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 infection that you please refrain from visiting. It is very important that guests follow social distancing guidelines during all visits by keeping a distance of 6 feet or more between themselves and other guests.

Guidelines for day-use visits:

Stay close to home and keep visits short.

Guests should bring their own soap and hand sanitizer to use during day-use visits.

Groups and gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited and these restrictions will be enforced by park staff.

Guests should keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others at all times. While on trails, alert others of your presence and step aside to let others pass at a safe distance.

Parking fees remain in place. Guests should be prepared to self-pay with cash or check at the contact station.

Programs and Events

All in-person programs and events are canceled as well as any event of 10 or more people that is scheduled through April 30.

Virginia State Park staff will not provide shuttle service for recreation activities. If you intend to participate in activities that have different starting and ending locations, you will want to prepare to have transportation available at your start and end points.

Camping, Cabins and other accommodations

All overnight facilities will be closed effective Friday, March 27, through April 30. Reservations will be canceled and reservation holders will automatically receive refunds.

Playgrounds, Shelters and Outdoor Venues

Effective through April 30, all playgrounds are closed. Additionally, picnic shelter, amphitheater and other outdoor facility rentals will be canceled and facilities closed.

Reservations

If you have concerns or questions about future reservations, please call our Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Any private event occurring between now and April 30, and estimating more than 10 people in attendance, must be canceled per the Governor’s guidance. A full refund will be provided.

What You Can Do

Keep in mind that you are recreating in a public facility. While we are making increased efforts toward sanitation, each surface is only as clean as the last person who touched it. Therefore, you should take steps to protect your health by following these guidelines provided by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control:

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.

Avoid touching your face.

If you’re sick with any ailment, stay home. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

When in public, maintain a social distance of at least six feet.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.

Clean surfaces you touch regularly.