Chippokes Plantation State Park

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Chippokes Plantation State Park


Location:Take State Route 10 east to Route 634, then follow Route 634 to park entrance.
Facilities:37 campsites (all with water and electric hookups, 1 @di), 3 cabins, 4 group camps, bathhouse (é), picnic area, picnic shelter, snack bar, hiking trail, bicycle trail (3.5 miles), auto tour route, swimming pool, visitor center, garden, museum.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, guided tours (seasonal), interpretive programs, hunting (by reservation).
Special Features:A working farm for over 360 years, the park includes an antebellum mansion, gardens, and the Farm and Forestry Museum, with a collection of antique farm and forestry equipment. During the Christmas season, the mansion is decked in Victorian period decorations.
Address:695 Chippokes Park Rd
Surry, VA 23883

Phone:757-294-3625
Web: www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/chippoke.htm
Size: 1,683 acres.

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Among the sites are Chippokes Plantation State Part: home of Virginia's state fossil, Triassic basins of the piedmont: Danville Red Beds, Humpback Rocks: greenstone of the Catoctin Flood Basalts, Sinking Creek Mountain: massive dip-slope landslide, and Radford University Museum of the Earth Sciences: exhilarating exhibits about life on Earth.
Chippokes Plantation State Park, off Route 10 (Colonial Trail East) on Route 634 (Alliance Road).