TWIN LAKES STATE PARK
In the heart of central Virginia, this 548-acre, historic park offers many cultural, environmental and recreational activities. Overnight accommodations include a 33-site campground and 11 climate-controlled cabins. Visitors enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, boating and lakeside picnicking. The Cedar Crest Conference Center on Prince Edward Lake is available for weddings,family gatherings, retreats andbusiness meetings.
The land for Twin Lakes State Park was initially bought from struggling farmers by the federal government during the Great Depression. Two parks, Goodwin Lake Recreational Area and Prince Edward Lake were founded in 1939.In 1948, M. Conrad Martin was denied access to Staunton River State Park, and a subsequent lawsuit filed against the state led to the establishment of Prince Edward State Park as Virginias eighth state park in 1950. The two lake parks operated as racially segregated parks until the early 1960s. In 1976, the parks merged, and the site was renamed Twin Lakes State Park in 1986.
Twin Lakes State Park is home to multiple cabin types and sizes, ranging from two-bedroom cabins to a six-bedroom lodge. Continue reading for more details regarding minimum stays, check-in procedures, things to note, and cabin details.
Open from the first Friday in March until the first Monday in December, the campground at Twin Lakes is comprised of 32 sites, ranging in size to accommodate anything from a tent to a 36 RV. Campground reservations are site-specific, meaning you reserve a particular site number when you make your reservation.
Bowen Lodge, a waterfront cabin and the largest of the parks overnight facilities six bedrooms, can sleep up to 16, and features a large open-concept kitchen and dining area perfect for smaller events.