We don't want to brag, well okay, we will. Did you know that the majority of Virginia State Parks are located on or near a body of water? Why does this matter? Sunsets.
Mountain sunsets are simpy incomprehensible and can be compared to no other if there are puffyCumulus clouds that look like pieces of cotton candy floating by.And if there are vistas with peak after peak silhouetting the horizon. But if you can't make it to the mountains, consider one of these water front locations for your next romantic sunset! Not only are these beautiful sunsets on the water relaxing, but they can even help renew your romance.
1) An impeccable sunset at Back Bay Wildlife Refuge at False Cape State Park.
2) The sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains illuminates the water looking down from the Tye River Overlook atJames River State Park
3) Time to reflect as you watch the sun setting on the Dan River at Staunton River State Park.
4) Chesapeake Bay sunsets include freighter and U.S. Navy vessels at First Landing State Park
5) Sunsets on the historic Potomac River and along the cliffs at Westmoreland State Park
6) Paddlers enjoy a sunset canoe on the Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park
7) Breathtaking sunsets on the John H Kerr Reservoir highlight the clouds in the sky and in the water at Occoneechee State Park
8) Waterfowl pepper the view in the sunset at Mason Neck State Park
9) The boat ramp may be a bit slick this time of year at Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Sunsets are not limited to summer time visits; you can catch a sunset year-round in any weather at a300 climate controlled cabins for you to choose from! Many have wood burning or propane fireplaces for you to enjoy after the sun goes down.
Learn more about Virginia State Parks' overnight accommodations here, or call our customer service center 800-933-7275 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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