For those of you that grew up camping, do you remember how good food tasted cooked outside over a campfire? Wasn’t it the best? My family spent many seasons camping at Virginia State Parks. I can still taste the peanut butter toast my father made. He would toast the bread over an open flame on a long fork turning it over until it was crisp and brown. It was so good! Just time spent with family was so much fun. Waking up to the birds singing and the sun rise over the water was incredible. Memories like that last forever. I will never forget those wonder filled days spent swimming, hiking, canoeing and wildlife watching. No television (and in those days no cell phones) just magical times created by the magnificent surroundings and our imagination.
In our own “back yard” there is an excellent campground at Lake Anna State Park. The campsites and bathhouse are the best Virginia State Parks has to offer. Water and electrical sites as well as pull through sites for large RV’s are available. If you don’t have a tent or camper and would still like to experience “camping out”. Lake Anna has six new camping cabins. The cabins have four beds (two sets of bunks), tables and chairs. Each cabin has a great front porch complete with rocking chairs. The camping cabins are a unique way to introduce your family to camping without actually pitching a tent! The cabins are very basic, they do have electricity but no running water. The modern fully equipped bathhouses have hot showers and a laundry room. There is a picnic table, fire ring and a pedestal grill for cooking outside. There is even a ceiling fan to help cool down warm summer days.
To make your experience even more memorable, the park offers seasonal swimming and paddling. There are a variety of things to do through the year. Hiking, geocaching, orienteering, biking, fishing, birding and wildlife watching. The park also offers exceptional educational programming year round. So grab your family and get outside and play!
For reservations call 1800-933-PARK or visit the website www.virginiastateparks.gov For more information on the park call (540)-854-5503