Wilderness Road State Park

Re-enactors at Wilderness Road State Park.
Re-enactors at Wilderness Road State Park.
Address
8051 Wilderness Road
Ewing, VA 24248
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Lee
Park Office: (276) 445-3065
Reservation Center: (800) 933-7275
Park email wildernessroad@dcr.virginia.gov
Reservation Center email resvs@dcr.virginia.gov
Park website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/wilderness-road.shtml
VA State Parks website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/index.shtml

Wilderness Road State Park was purchased in 1993. The park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. The route, which followed a buffalo trace, opened America's first western frontier. Most notable in the park are the Karlan Mansion built in the 1877, a state-of-the-art visitor center and Martin's Station, a replica of a colonial frontier fort that was on this site in 1775. Bikes can be rented to ride the Wilderness Road Trail, an eight-mile multi-purpose trail that passes through the park. The park also has the Indian Ridge Trail, which is a self-guided trail, and offers interpretive and environmental educational programs. Snacks and other merchandise are available year-round at the Powder Horn Gift Shop in the visitor center.



Admission Fee: Parking fee

Last Updated: 10/21/2011 1:27 PM
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