Staunton River State Park is one of the six original state parks that opened in June 1936. It is located on 1,597 acres along the shoreline of the John H. Kerr Reservoir (also known as Buggs Island Lake), as well as the Dan and Staunton rivers. The largest lake in Virginia is only one of the park’s many attractions, which include a swimming pool, camping, cabins, picnic shelters and nature trails. Cabins: A week-long stay is required between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The week's rental period begins on Sundays. Camping: Each campsite has fire rings that can be used for campfires or cooking. Swimming and boat launching free with overnight reservations. Camping Lodge in campground area: The three-room trailer has seven sets of bunk beds. It includes a tent-only campsite for up to six people.