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Delaplane - Sky Meadows State Park

11012 Edmonds Lane

Rich in history, this 1,864-acre park has scenic views, woodlands and the rolling pastures of a historic farm that captures the colonial through post-Civil War life of Mount Bleak House. Nature and history programs are offered year-round. Hiking, picnicking, fishing and primitive hike-in camping for families and groups are favorite activities in this peaceful getaway on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park has 9.5 miles of bridle trails, 19 miles of hiking trails, 8 miles of bike trials and Appalachian Trail access.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - Dusk.


Marinda Tilly

Monday, April 2, 2018
Entering the park cost $5 per vehicle up to 8 people, or more depending on the type of vehicles and number of passengers. The visitor center located in the historic site is on the left, a distance from the entrance. On the right is the park office and the farm. The trails begin at the park office. I recommend studying the trail map before going. I didn't and wasn't sure where the 5K trail would take me. I hiked to the picnic area, about a mile from the park office, and turned back. The picnic area has several picnic tables and bbq grills. I believe there are restrooms there, too. The view, with the lake, behind the visitors center and the historic site is beautiful... Amazing. It's a must see. I can easily spend hours at this park walking all the trails. The gift shop and unisex restrooms are located in the same building as the visitors center, which looks like a trailer at the back of the historic area. I love that I get to see farm animals during my hike. I saw cows, and not sure if there are others.

Kristine Kellenberger

Friday, March 30, 2018
I really loved this park a lot! I went in the summer and thought I was going to die from the heat, but it was so worth it when I got to the top! The views were beautiful and you can walk on part of the Appalachian Trail, which is always awesome. I also tried the Lost Mountain side of the park and I wasn't as impressed.

Nicolaus Craig

Monday, March 26, 2018
Sky Meadows is a good state park with only a $5 parking fee. There is a historic buildings area with period re-enactors and educational presentations as well a gift shop. There are also trails including paths which lead to the Appalachian trail as well as nature walk loops.

Roy Follendore

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
This Virginia State Park is an absolute gem. It's a nice place to go think and feel the mountain breeze or bring your girlfriend, wife, grandma and kids. The park rangers and volunteers are dedicated and friendly. The mountain hikes are fine and view of the valley is outstanding.

Edwin C

Saturday, April 14, 2018
I had a great day with my son. Easy access to trails. Highly recommend for families.

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