For most, swimming is a favorite activity during the summer months. Even the ones who don’t want to actually get wet can get some sun, read a book or take a time to rejuvenate. When thinking of swimming at Hungry Mother State Park.
What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than to escape the hustle of life and retreat to a park? The water is cool (ok, sometimes it is just cold), the location is beautiful and giggles from children can be heard ringing in the air. I don’t know about you, but I find children’s laughter contagious. And I love it!
The swim beat at Hungry Mother State Park is a family favorite
The energy of a child
Admittedly, everyone is not comfortable swimming in a lake. We do have other options.Natural Tunnel State Park has an pool with slides and diving boards. The view from the pool provides the same natural beauty of the park. And you still get the giggles from the kids.
Escape the summer's heat
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Life guards are stationed at all designated swim areas.
Hungry Mother State Park, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, Va. 24354-9323;
phone, (276) 781-7400; email [email protected].
Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway. Duffield, VA 24244-9361;
Phone: (276) 940-2674; email: naturaltunnel
Learn more about park offerings by calling 1-800-933-PARK or email resvs. Be sure to specify the park of interest.