788 Twin Lakes Rd.,
Green Bay, Va. 23942-2525
Twin Lakes State Park, centrally located in Virginia's Piedmont region,
provides visitors from all over the Commonwealth with a variety of lakefront
activities in a secluded setting. Swimming, camping, fishing, biking,
canoeing and hiking are popular activities. The park is home to Cedar
Crest Conference Center, a perfect facility for group meetings,
family reunions, wedding receptions and company picnics. The park also
offers catering services; call (434) 767-2398 for details.
Twin Lakes State Park is near Farmville, about an hour southwest of Richmond.
To get there, take U.S. 360 West of Burkeville to Route 613. Then go east
on Route 629.
Six miles of trails for hiking take the visitor through hardwood forests
and the lakes. Prince Edward Gallion Multi-use Trail, in the Prince
Edward-Gallion State Forest adjacent to the park, is open to hikers,
bikers and horses. It's an eight-mile loop trail.
Time to Park from: Northern Virginia, three to four hours;
Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/ Norfolk/ Virginia Beach,
two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, three hours
The land for Twin Lakes State Park was initially bought from struggling
farmers by the federal government during the Great Depression. Two parks,
Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward Lake, were founded in 1939 and until the
early 1960s were run as two racially segregated parks. The parks merged
in 1976 and became Twin Lakes State Park in 1986.
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