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

Sept 16,17,23 and 24: Candlelight Ghost Tour & Haunetd Dinner - SOLD OUT

This event is now SOLD OUT. Please contact the park about furute events like this! You are invited to tour the hallowed grounds of Wilderness Road State Park. Visitors will experience a candlelit tour with chilling ghost stories based on actual historical events. Retrace the steps of lost souls on the Wilderness Road, visit Uncle Jack's barn and feel the hair on your neck raise in anticipation as you enter the Karlan Mansion for a haunted dinner experience you won't forget. Advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $10 per person.

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October 8: Heritage Festival

Celebrate Southwest Virginia's unique heritage. This festival features handmade Appalachian crafts and those who crafted them. They fill the lawn of the Karlan Mansion as bluegrass music dances in the air. New this year is the annual Wilderness Road Chili Cook-off. The always popular Children's Festival offers young ones games, bounce houses and other entertainment. The sweet smell of home cooking by vendors will tickle your taste buds and make your visit pleasurable. Admission is $10 per vehicle.

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October 27-29: Pumpkins in the Park

A three-night Halloween event featuring kids activities, costume contests, storytelling and Community Trunk-or-Treat on the first night. Then on Friday night and Saturday night, brave the Haunted Trail Hayride, a spine-tingling journey along a wooded trail featuring dramatic and spooky scenes, along with surprises sure to elicit screams of delight. Be prepared - you will be scared. Admission is just $2 per vehicle on Kids night, and just $10 per vehicle on Hayride nights.

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Introducing the Virginia Project
This is a fundraising program being conducted by the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park. Tickets are just $5 each, with the winners
to be announced at the Raid at Martin's Station in May 2017. If you would like to purchase tickets, send a check or money order
(made out to Friends of Wilderness Road), along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Friends of Wilderness Road State Park
8051 Wilderness Road
Ewing, VA  24248