...dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park.
The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is a non-profit organization of private citizens, businesses, civic groups and students, all of whom are dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park. We provide assistance to the park and its staff by supplying funds, materials and labor for park projects, including development of park facilities, programs and special events. We seek funding from state and local government, and we accept contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals.
~A Whale of a Tale: Pirates of the Salty Dog~ Are you ready for an adventure, complete with a three-course meal and a side order of mystery? Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery with the return of the popular dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich history. Guests will collect clues to help solve this whodunit mystery. The play is an original production, written exclusively for Wilderness Road State Park. Advanced tickets are required and sell out fast. Tickets are $15 each and can only be purchased by calling 276-445-3065.
Come check out the Nature Center, a completely interactive learning experience. Here, you can touch the furs of area mammals, peruse a field guide, learn about our solar system, or discover the geological history of the region. Don't forget to pick up a brochure of the many exciting programs hosted by the Nature Center this season. The Nature Center will be open most weekends Thursday-Sunday.
Area school’s won’t have far to look for fun and educational activities this spring break. The park will be offering self-guided opportunities throughout the park, including geocaching, hiking, bike riding and more. Also take advantage of our Adventure Pack program which offers a backpack full of useful tools based on your interests such as birds and mammals. Also, catch one of our ranger led programs like Tales for Tots, making tracks and more.
"I have been to the park for the Candlelight Ghost Tour and the Mystery Dinner Theatre. I just love these events, I wish they could have them once a month." - Ginger Sullivan
"I have watched this park grow so much over the past 10-12 years. I really enjoy the Heritage Festival and listening to all the Bluegrass bands. And the Wilderness Road Trail is perfect for walking and riding your bicycle." - Janice Lowe
"My kids love to stop by and see the Buffalo. It's so nice to have these facilities right here in our region. The kids love the playground and the Junior Rangers program. And the Indian Ridge Trail is a great location to see some of our area's prettiest wildflowers." - Melissa Jackson