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SIGNS OF CHANGE NOW GREET VISITORS AS NEW PARK FEATURES ADD RESOURCES & RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PARK PERSONNEL



It's a little better than a sign of the times.  There's more instead of less. This new Occoneechee park sign actually has more listings on it as parks and other things are seeing less in most cases.  The new additions for 2012 are the Marina and the Fuel Dock, both being operated by the park staff.  More information can be found on our news page.


SET YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE EVENTS!
THE CAR SHOW IS ON FOR SATURDAY, SEPT 29TH AT
OCCONEECHEE
STATE PARK!


CAR SHOW
September 29th
Occoneechee State Park
Over 150 cars & bikes
featuring antique MUSCLE cars.

CLICK ON THE NEWS PAGER OF THIS WEBSITE FOR INFO.



Friends of Occoneechee Conduct Many Projects 

The Friends are a group of volunteers registered with Virginia State Parks and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to support the park, its staff and the public users. 
Friends serve as volunteers at events and activities, as a non-profit fund-raising arm for improvements not funded by government, and, to help keep the park and the community in sync.

The Friends of Occoneechee State Park raise funds selling water, drinks, & snack concessions. Money is also raised through recycling. 



As the Spring days warm up into Summer, Occoneechee offers short term or visitors of longer stays some cool daycations on a trail or at the Plantation Gardens.  There's almost always a bloom to see and a whiff of something in the gardens. 
(Photo courtesy of Linda Timberlake)



New leaves and blooms spread on the arbor in Plantation Gardens at Occoneechee.  (Photos courtesy of Linda Timberlake)

Besides being a Friends member, did you know there are several other volunteer programs working at Occoneechee?  Improvements at Occoneechee & other VA State Parks are made by young people who work in the Youth Conservation Corps.  The folks who greet you and keep a general check on things are actually volunteers through the CampHost program.  Maybe you can't volunteer or join as a Friends member.  You can still help by sending a donation to the Friends of Occoneechee State Park to go towards improvements shown on this page!  And, YOU CAN TELL A FRIEND!

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FRIENDS OF OCCONEECHEE STATE PARK  - ADOPTED PROJECTS

The Friends group has adopted projects to support through fund raising and/or volunteer work. 

Those projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

 
- Sponsor Fall Haunted Hike
 - Sponsor  Easter Field Games
 - Terrace Gardens/Occoneechee

            Plantation site improvements
 - Amphitheater improvements
 - Purchase canoes and equipment
            to expand interpretive
            program offerings
 - Upgrade lighting at main boat ramp

 


Come for a few hours, for a day or a week.  Enjoy hiking, biking, trailing, birding, hot or cold picnics, camping or you just hide away in a cozy cabin in a wonderous environment along the shores of beautiful Kerr Lake.  For information email
info@friendsofocconeecheestatepark.org 
or call (434) 374-2210 for details.
Friends of Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Road
 Clarksville, Va. 23927