Emerald Ash Borer:: Due to the recent discovery of an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer in the area of Halifax County, which includes Staunton River State Park, bringing firewood into or removing it from the park is currently not permitted. All park facilities are open. For further information on the park or on the Emerald Ash Borer call the Visitors Center.

STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK, VA

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Staunton River State Park is one of the six original state parks that opened in June 1936. It is located on 1,597 acres along the shoreline of the John H. Kerr Reservoir (also known as Buggs Island Lake), at the convergence of the Dan and Staunton rivers. The largest lake in Virginia is only...

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Description

Staunton River State Park is one of the six original state parks that opened in June 1936. It is located on 1,597 acres along the shoreline of the John H. Kerr Reservoir (also known as Buggs Island Lake), at the convergence of the Dan and Staunton rivers. The largest lake in Virginia is only one of the park's many attractions, which include a swimming pool, camping, cabins, picnic shelters and nature trails.

Size: 1,597 acres. Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Reservoir): 48,000 acres.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Boat Launch
  • Cabins
  • Camping
  • Camping Lodge
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing License Sales
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting License Sales
  • Ice Sales
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Laundry - Coin Operated
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers - Hot
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails - Bridle
  • Trails, Bicycle
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK
1170 STAUNTON TRAIL
SCOTTSBURG  VA  24589-9636

Phone Number:

Information:  (434)572-4623