Kiptopeke State Park — Cape Charles, VA

On Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore, explored by Capt. John Smith in 1608, Kiptopeke offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. The site was named Kiptopeke in honor of the younger brother of a king of the Accawmack Indians who had befriended early settlers to the area.  Kiptopeke means Big Water. It’s also a great place to exploreContinue reading “Kiptopeke State Park — Cape Charles, VA”

Lake Anna State Park

The park has a beach on one of Virginia’s most popular lakes, a fishing pond accessible to children and the disabled, a bathhouse-concessions complex and a boat launch. Overnight stays are made possible by camping, six camping cabins, four yurts, two six-bedroom lodges and 10 two-bedroom cabins. Seven cabins and the lodges have views ofContinue reading “Lake Anna State Park”

Ni River Reservoir Park

Ni Reservoir is a 411-acre Spotsylvania County water supply reservoir located near Chancellorsville.  Location: 10516 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 (The turn into the park comes quickly. We passed it our first time.) Hours: 6 am to dusk — Open Saturday & Sundays beginning March 6, 2021 – March 28, 2021.  Then beginning in AprilContinue reading “Ni River Reservoir Park”

Hunting Run Reservoir

Hunting Run Reservoir is a 420-acre water supply reservoir owned and operated by Spotsylvania County. The lake was stocked by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and opened to fishing by Spotsylvania County in fall 2007. There is one access point near the upper end of the lake off Ely’s Ford Road. The lake hasContinue reading “Hunting Run Reservoir”

Motts Run Reservoir

This 80-acre park was opened in 1974, three years after the completion of the reservoir, and since that time it has seen many changes. In 2000, a water treatment facility was completed near the dam to serve the City of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County. In 2004, the log cabin nature center was finished.Continue reading “Motts Run Reservoir”

Wilderness Adventure Park – Spotsylvania

Wilderness Presidential Resort is the best Northern Virginia camping resort for affordable family getaways. Resting on over 600 acres, the Wilderness Presidential Resort is home to an abundance of wildlife.  Enjoy the incredible nature surrounding the resort, participate in as many resort activities as your heart desires and relax in your choice of comfortable lodgingContinue reading “Wilderness Adventure Park – Spotsylvania”