The parks of Virginia's New River Valley region are numerous and found throughout region. Additional parks and recreation areas are located in the adjoining regions.

National Parks

The Jefferson National Forest runs through three of the four counties in the New River Valley. West Virginia's New River Gorge parklands lie just north of the Blue Ridge Highlands, just a little over an hour's drive away.

State Parks

Claytor Lake State Park and the New River Trail State Park are located in the New River Valley. Several additional state parks are found in adjoining regions of Virginia and West Virginia.

Public Parks

County and local governments have developed an impressive network of parks and recreation areas throughout Virginia's New River Valley. Many more public parks are found nearby.