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Virginia: Occoneechee State Park
Posted on Thursday, September 01 @ 13:54:48 CDT by iljiana

Horse Rentals & Day Ride Trails 1192 Occoneechee Park Road,
Clarksville, Va. 23927-9449
(434) 374-2210
email occoneechee@dcr.virginia.gov

General Information: Occoneechee State Park is on Virginia’s largest lake, Buggs Island Lake, also known as John H. Kerr Reservoir. The park features 18.1 miles of trails that allow the guest to experience the history of the Occoneechee Indians and plantation life in the 1800s. The Commonwealth of Virginia began leasing the land for recreational use from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1944.

Location: From I-85, take Route 58 West Exit at South Hill. Park is located on Route 58 one mile east of Clarksville.

Horse Rentals: None

Trails: About 3.1 miles of walking trails wind through woodlands and past scenic lake views. A one-mile interpretive trail takes visitors to the terraced gardens of the Old Plantation grounds. The park also features a 15-mile multi-purpose trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Estimated Driving Time to Park from: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours; Roanoke, two and half hours

Park History: From 1250 to 1670, the Occoneechee Indians lived on an island on the Roanoke River near what is now Occoneechee State Park. In 1676, Virginia Councilman Nathaniel Bacon led a group of men from Henrico County to destroy the Occoneechees. Bacon’s attack succeeded only in slaughtering Indians that were perhaps the friendliest to settlers in the Commonwealth. Neither Governor Berkeley nor most Virginians approved of Bacon’s actions.

Nearly 200 years after the attack on the Indians, William Townes built a plantation on this land by the water. A 20-room mansion with horse stables, a smokehouse, servants’ quarters and beautiful terraced gardens were built on his 3,100 acre plantation in 1839. In 1898 the mansion caught fire and was destroyed. The landscaping of the garden can still be seen in the park today.

For maps and more information:
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/parks/occoneec.htm



 
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