Virginia State Parks’ campgrounds close in early December and re-open in early March. However, during the off-season many of our cabins, trails, and visitor centers are open for visitors. In addition to supporting the services that stay open year-round, our staff is required to take a variety of training courses during the slower months.
Recently, the staff at First Landing State Park took part in two-day CPR/First Aid training. Visitor safety is an important part of our mission in Virginia State Parks. Many of our full-time staff members are Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid. Each park office has a first aid kit that is fully stocked and an AED that is fully charged.
You can do your part to ensure your and other park guests’ safety by following park rules, carrying a cell phone on the trails, staying aware of your surroundings, knowing where you are in the park, knowing which trail you are on and approximately how far you are on the trail, paying attention to landmarks, and wearing appropriate clothing and shoes for conditions.