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Thank you for visiting the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park!

...dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park.

Welcome to Friends of Wilderness Road

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.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Sunday, July 2: The American Bison

One of this country's most iconic symbols is the American Bison. But did you know that these magnificent beasts once roamed Powell's Valley, on the very land Wilderness Road State Park sits on? In this exciting, all new program, guests will learn about the natural characteristics of bison, as well as the important role they played in our nation's history. Follow our ranger on a short hike to the park's bison viewing area to meet and observe North America's largest land mammal. Starts at 2 p.m.

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Sunday, July 9: Sunday Cinema: American Eagle

Grab your popcorn and join us for a special big screen presentation of "American Eagle" in spectacular Blu-Ray High Definition. Enjoy stunning footage of our country's most treasured bird of prey, the American bald eagle. This riveting program takes an unprecedented look at this remarkable bird and it's surprisingly tough struggle to survive in the wild. Starts at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center theatre.

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Sunday, July 16: Bug Safari

Bugs are those little critters everyone loves to hate. But they play an important role in our fragile ecosystem. Join our ranger and grab an insect viewer and field guide as we take a stroll into the "bug outback". There are 353 bugs in Virginia's Insect Identification Database. How many can we find? Program begins at 2 p.m.

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"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