Virginia State Parks is offering special campouts and programs for the Great American Campout on Saturday, June 24th.


If you’ve wanted to try camping but don’t know how to begin, Virginia’s State Parks are a great place to start.


Ten state parks will offer special overnight events, including camping in new, unusual locations.


In King George County, Caledon State Park the nearest state park participating in the Great American Campout will features a campfire with stories and a special night hike. $15 per family includes programs, supper and lunch.


Other state parks participating are Natural Tunnel, Grayson Highlands, High Bridge, Hungry Mother, James River, Natural Bridge, Sky Meadows, Smith Mountain and Wilderness Road.


You’re asked to bring your own food and equipment to camp. In addition to campsites, some state parks offer all the comforts of home with air conditioned camping cabins and yurts.


For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make a reservation for one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call 800-933-7275 or visit