Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville

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Occoneechee State Park is a state park near Clarksville, Virginia, located along Buggs Island Lake. Occoneechee State Park is 2,698 acres in size. It is named for the Occaneechi Indians, who lived in the area. "Bacon's Rebellion abruptly ended their prominence in 1676. This armed rebellion is considered to be the first to occur in the New World. It began when Nathaniel Bacon’s plantation was raided by Susquehannock Indians, who had been displaced from their home to the north. Bacon asked Virginia Gov. Berkley to raise a militia and retaliate. Berkley denied the request so Bacon raised a militia, in violation of the governor’s wishes."
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  • We are avid state park visitors. We have been to many and have seen the good and the not as good. This is hands down now our favorite. Not a lot to do if you don’t own a boat or go fishing but the...  more »
  • We used the dock to unload and load the boat. It was a very clean place.it was very busy but nice it cost $4.00 to put the boat in not a bad price.  more »
  • This place was beautiful! Lots of amenities and while I didn't stay overnight the cabins looked amazing and the campsites were clean (they are gravel). I will definitely be returning again in the fall to see the changing leaves and enjoy the trails on a cooler day!
  • We very much enjoyed our visit to Occoneechee State Park. We just visited for the day but managed to do quite a lot during our visit. First stop was at the visitor center which was very nice. They had a great display of Indian artifacts and a huge hut showing how the natives lived. It was awesome. The staff was friendly and helpful. We spent most of our day at the sprinkler park where my Grandson had a blast running through the sprinklers and finding new friends to play with . We had lunch right there at the sprinkler area, as they have provided covered picnic tables, so while my Grandson played we were able keep an eye on him and enjoy our lunch in shady comfort. The picnic tables are the only shade in that area though. Later in the day we took a short hike to view the remains of the plantation that was on the property. Good hike, nice trail and well marked. Grilled out for dinner back at the splash park. We had it all to ourselves and that was fine. We grilled and enjoyed the early evening. Just before leaving we were treated to a visit by a fox that was out in the field nearby. So cool! Glad we chose this park to spend a nice summer day.

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