Virginia State Parks are waiving entrance fees. Here’s when and what’s up

First Landing State Park (Southside Daily file)
First Landing State Park (Southside Daily file)

For those of you who want to get a jump on your New Year’s resolution to be more active, all 38 Virginia State Parks will have free entrance to their parks.

Virginia State Parks is making entrance free on Jan. 1 as a way to encourage everyone to start the New Year right, according to VSP’s website.

In addition to planning out that first hike of the year, the first 100 visitors to each park will receive a commemorative bumper sticker.

For a complete list of scheduled hikes and programs for Jan. 1, 2019, click here.

Also, be sure to check out the two contests VSP is running for a chance to win some great prizes.

There is the New Year challenge where you “resolve” or “pledge” to participate using VSP’s online signup tool here.

You must do this before midnight on Dec. 31 to participate in the contest.

After visiting the park on Jan. 1, you will need to enter the fact that you completed the Challenge before midnight on Jan. 1.

Go back to the same web page to register your participation.

Prizes will be awarded based on a drawing of those who complete the challenge.

The Photo contest will run only on Jan. 1 and you must upload the photo to the contest site before 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Jan. 1.

You can enter up to three photos and must abide by the rules of the contest.

Prizes for both contest run from $66 – $500 in Virginia State Parks Gift Certificates.

To learn more, click here.

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