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Clean the Bay Day and National Trails Day are on June 4

by | Jun 3, 2022 | Outdoors

June 4, 2022. 8:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.
High Bridge Trail State Park Camp Paradise- 1466 Camp Paradise Rd. Rice VA 23966
High Bridge Trail State Park will host the annual National Trails Day 5K run in celebration of National Trails Day.  The race follows an out-and-back course.
Claytor Lake State Park

June 4, 2022. 8:00 a.m.  10:00 p.m.
Claytor Lake State Park throughout the park
Follow our blazes through any of our six trails or blaze your own trail on many of our lakeside scenic open areas this National Trails Day at Claytor Lake State Park.
Occoneechee State Park

June 4, 2022. 8:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Occoneechee State Park Visitor’s Center
Calling all hikers to celebrate National Trails Day with us as we host a Leave No Trace trail litter clean-up event.
Seven Bends State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Seven Bends State Park Lupton Access – Picnic Shelter – 1191 Lupton Rd.
Meet Chesapeake Bay Foundation representative Matt Kowalski, to hear about the health of the Bay before heading out to do your part to help take care of it.
Powhatan State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
Powhatan State Park Multiple Locations
Come out to Powhatan State Park and help us by removing trash from the river bank, in an effort to keep our waterways as clean as possible.
Powhatan State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
Powhatan State Park Multiple Locations
Join us for National Trails Day as we work to improve the trail quality at Powhatan State Park.
Kiptopeke State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Kiptopeke State Park Picnic Shelter 2
Grab your nature journals and get hiking!  You don’t have to be a professional artist to benefit from the calming effects of creating art inspired by nature.
Douthat State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  10:00 a.m.
Douthat State Park Boat Launch
Working our way around the shores of beautiful Douthat Lake, we will pick up litter and clear out dead branches and debris.
Staunton River State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
Staunton River State Park Visitor Center
Come to Staunton River State Park and help us by removing trash from the river bank, in an effort to keep our waterways clean.
Staunton River State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
Staunton River State Park Visitor Center
Join us for National Trails Day as we improve the trail quality at Staunton River State Park.
Shenandoah River State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Shenandoah River State Park Cottonwood Trailhead
Celebrate National Trails Day 2022 with a scenic guided nature hike along Cottonwood Trail.
Pocahontas State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Pocahontas State Park Swift Creek Boat Launch
Join Pocahontas State Park staff and volunteers in helping keep Swift Creek Lake and the area watershed clean.
Pocahontas State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Pocahontas State Park Swift Creek Boat Launch
Join the Pocahontas State Park team for National Trails Day as we work to keep our park trails clear of litter.
Machicomoco State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Machicomoco State Park Interpretive Area
Honor and aid your environment by participating in a park clean up!
Lake Anna State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park Visitor Center
Join the ranger on land and walk the shorelines to help clean litter (perfect for families with young children that want to lend a hand) or dock your boat at our Visitor Center (VC docks are south of the swimming beach) and we’ll provide trash bags to each boat, canoe, kayak or SUP to help us clean from the water.
Twin Lakes State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Twin Lakes State Park The Spot Snack Bar
Did you know Twin Lakes State Park is in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?
Twin Lakes State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Twin Lakes State Park The Spot Snack Bar
Take a walk in a ranger’s shoes while performing trail work this National Trails Day.
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park Visitor Center
Park staff and volunteers will cleanup trash and debris along the Adopt-A-Highway portion of the Battlefield where rain runoff and debris deposits into Sailor’s Creek and its tributaries, which affects the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
New River Trail State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
New River Trail State Park Hoover Mountain- Julia Simpkins Road in Allisonia -1/2 mile North of boat ramp
In celebration of National Trails Day, New River Trail will be hosting a trail maintenance morning at Hoover Mountain Bike Complex.
Belle Isle State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Belle Isle State Park Camp Store
Did you know that 18 million people live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?
Hungry Mother State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Hungry Mother State Park Spillway
As we enjoy the trails that weave throughout the park, remember to leave the trails as nice as possible for the next hikers.
Hungry Mother State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Hungry Mother State Park Molly’s Knob Trailhead
If there is one thing you’ll certainly find on any trail you visit, its trees.
Sky Meadows State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Sky Meadows State Park Boston Mill Road Trail near the Park Office
Learn how fences and tree plantings improve water quality at Sky Meadows State Park.
Natural Bridge State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.
Natural Bridge State Park Various Locations at the Park
We will have a self-guided “Hike-a-Thon” where we challenge you to hike all four of our park trails in one day!
Sky Meadows State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Sky Meadows State Park Meet at the intersection of Boston Mill Road Trail and Hadow Trail
Get your hands dirty as we work to improve the hiking experience on Hadow Trail.
First Landing State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
First Landing State Park TBD
First Landing will be celebrating National Trails Day by offering guided hikes in each of our distinct park ecosystems.
Widewater State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Widewater State Park Aquia Creek Paddle Launch
Celebrate National Trails Day by taking a “hike” on one of Northern Virginia’s blueways.
Natural Tunnel State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
Natural Tunnel State Park Stock Creek Recreation Area
Test your adventurous side with a guided into the Tunnel or get low as you follow the path underground for one of our wild cave tours.
Bear Creek Lake State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake State Park Legacy Wayside
The waters of Bear Creek Lake eventually find their way to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and so it is important that we do our part to keep our watershed clean.
Bear Creek Lake State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake State Park Legacy Wayside
The waters of Bear Creek Lake eventually find their way to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and so it is important that we do our part to keep our watershed clean.
Chippokes State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Chippokes State Park Farm and Forestry Museum
Celebrate National Trails day by taking a closer look at the forest.
Holliday Lake State Park

June 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Holliday Lake State Park Shelter 2
Help clean up Holliday Lake by participating in Clean the Bay Day. Walk the shoreline and help pick up litter, or bring your own water vessel and help clean up the lake from the water. See a ranger at Shelter #2 for your free parking pass and clean-up supplies. To give us an approximate headcount, please call the office at (434) 248-6308 to let us know you are coming to volunteer.
Douthat State Park

June 4, 2022. 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Douthat State Park Park Office
Meet with a ranger at the Main Office and set out to the Tobacco House Ridge trail, where you can enjoy nature’s wonders while clearing litter and sticks off the trail.
Southwest Virginia Museum

June 4, 2022. 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Southwest Virginia Museum Museum Front Gate
What’s blooming and buzzing in your neighborhood?
Shenandoah River State Park

June 4, 2022. 11:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
Shenandoah River State Park River Right Campground
Celebrate Clean the Bay Day by participating in a special volunteer opportunity at Shenandoah River State Park.
Wilderness Road State Park

June 4, 2022. 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Wilderness Road State Park Visitor Center
Visit Wilderness Road State Park on National Trails Day to create and customize your own hiking stick.
Kiptopeke State Park

June 4, 2022. 12:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.
Kiptopeke State Park South Beach
Join a park ranger and environmental educators from the Chincoteague Bay Field Station for Clean the Bay Day.  Learn about the dynamic ecosystem of the bay through seine netting, dip netting and sieve boxes.   Educators will be set up on South Beach near the Fishing Pier from 12 pm – 2 pm.
Caledon State Park

June 4, 2022. 12:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.
Caledon State Park Front Lawn
Take part in a nation-wide effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by taking to the beach to pick up all that washes up there.
Belle Isle State Park

June 4, 2022. 1:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.
Belle Isle State Park Visitor Center
Belle Isle State Park has over 9 miles of trails to be explored.
Widewater State Park

June 4, 2022. 1:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.
Widewater State Park Throughout the Park
Join more than 6,000 volunteers statewide and make a significant impact on the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Chippokes State Park

June 4, 2022. 1:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m.
Chippokes State Park Visitor Center
Celebrate Clean the Bay Day!
High Bridge Trail State Park

June 4, 2022. 2:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.
High Bridge Trail State Park Camp Paradise- 1466 Camp Paradise Rd. Rice VA 23966
You can make a positive difference to our park, our locality, the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and, by extension, the Atlantic Ocean.
High Bridge Trail State Park

June 4, 2022. 2:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
High Bridge Trail State Park Camp Paradise- 1466 Camp Paradise Rd. Rice VA 23966
You can make a positive difference to our park, our locality, the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and, by extension, the Atlantic Ocean.
Lake Anna State Park

June 4, 2022. 2:00 p.m.  3:30 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park Visitor Center
A Walk Through History Ready to end your hectic summer day on a peaceful note?
Belle Isle State Park

June 4, 2022. 3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
Belle Isle State Park Motor Boat Launch
Many people plant fruit and vegetable gardens, we “planted” oysters.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park

June 4, 2022. 8:00 p.m.  9:15 p.m.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campfire Amphitheater, across from campground
Adventures are meant to be shared – National Trails Day is a great opportunity to meet new people in your area and share a fun experience on a local trail.

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