Friends of Occoneechee State Park

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Friends Events

For information about Friends of Occoneechee State Park meetings or membership please contact us using the contact page of this website, or write to



Park Events 

Interpretive Programs are offered weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Programs include hayrides, campfires, guided hikes, night hikes, owl calling, outdoor skill workshops, and a variety of children’s activities and crafts.  Please visit the Virginia State Parks Events Page for a schedule of upcoming programs.

Check the Virginia State Parks Events Page for other Special Events such as Easter Programs and Fall Program.

A Few of the Programs
at Occoneechee

Whoo’s Awake, Owl Calling – Learn about some of the common owls in the area, and see if we can get a few of them to respond to our calls.Campfire 101 – Campfires can be tricky.  Join us as we build our campfire and we’ll show you the basics of making a one match campfire . . . or even a no match campfire.Creatures of the Night: Night Hike – Experience the forest the way nocturnal animals do, and explore the way their senses are different than ours.Hayride – Join us for a fun hayride tour of the park., hear the history of the park and the lake, and hear the story of the Occoneechi Indians. 

Please visit the Virginia State Parks Events Page for dates, times, and other information. 

To contact the park for more information, please call the Park Office at (434) 374-2210 or write to