Help h anniversary on Saturday, June 18 starting at 1 p.m. at Shelter #6.
There will be a special anniversary celebration with Park Manager’s speech and a cake cutting.
At 10 a.m. enjoy the Tour De Claytor Bicycle Tour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the GPS Adventure Race. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be a photo gallery viewing and contest. From noon until 1 p.m. try your hand at the sand sculpting contest. Enjoy free cake and ice cream and speakers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A volleyball tournament is held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the winners staying on the court, and at 4 p.m. is the awards ceremony. Face-painting will be held throughout the day.
On June 15, 1936, Virginia became the first state in the nation to open an entire state park system on the same day. In recognition of the anniversary, state park visitors will receive free parking in all parks June 13-19.
In 2010, Virginia State Parks hosted more than 8 million visitors who contributed around $189 million to Virginia’s economy with 265,875 visitors from Claytor Lake State Park.
The celebration week also kicks off the here.
The grand prizes include the use of a 31-foot motor home for a week’s travel in Virginia and seven nights in a state park campground, sponsored by Coastal RV of Carrollton.
Stick around for a Father’s Day Campfire Cookout Workshop from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Campfire Ring in Campground D on Saturday night, June 18.
Kick back with family and friends and learn how to construct a campfire oven from cardboard, which is a great gift for Dad on Father’s Day. Enjoy pastries and s’mores cooked in your newly constructed oven.
Come back to the park and spend Father’s Day at Claytor Lake State Park on Sunday, June 19.
For general park information click here, contact the park office at 540-643-2500 or e-mail Claytor Lake State Park at [email protected]. Claytor Lake State Park is located at 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, VA 24084.