If you are not fortunate enough to get RFD-TV (Rural TV), you have been missing a great television program dedicated to finding and broadcasting great horseback riding locations around the country, Best of America by Horseback.
Host Tom Seay while filming at Grayson Highlands State Park
Several of our Virginia State Parks have been featured on this show and two more of our parks will be featured on the show before the end of 2012:
The video from one of the shows about one of our Virginia State Parks is available to watch on line. Long a popular equestrian favorite, 15 miles of multi-use trails and multiple horse camping experiences – electric and water sites with full bathhouse or more primitive sites within view of the James River.
If you don't have a horse you will still enjoy this video since it features fascinating history about the park and its great facilities.
The pictographs directly below show park offerings. Click on those of interest or read below for more detail. Mouse-over the image for a short text description or click here to view a legend in which each pictograph's meaning is expressed.
Location: Buckingham County. From U.S. 60 West, turn right onto Route 605 (Riverside Dr.) at the James River Bridge. Travel seven miles, then turn left onto Route 606.
- From Richmond, travel west on Rt. 60 towards Amherst for about 95 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 605 (Riverside Dr.), and go 7 miles to the park entrance on the left.
- From Lynchburg, travel east on 460 to Appomattox. Take the Rt. 26 exit (Business 460). Turn left at stop light onto Rt. 26 (Oakville Rd.). Continue about 12 miles to stop sign at Rt. 60 and go straight across Rt. 60 onto Rt. 605 (Riverside Dr.). Continue 7 miles to the park entrance on left.
- From Charlottesville, travel south on Rt. 29 and take the Rt. 60 east exit in Amherst. Travel 15 miles, then turn left on Rt. 605 (Riverside Drive). Go 7 miles and turn left at park entrance.
- From Farmville, travel Rt. 15 north to Dillwyn, Sprouses Corner. Turn left onto Rt. 60 west and continue for about 25 miles. Turn right on Rt. 605 (Riverside Dr.) and go about 7 miles to park entrance on left.
- Drive Time : Northern Va., three hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours; Charlottesville, one and a half hours; Lynchburg, 50 minutes.