Virginia DCR: More land acquired for future Clinch River State Park
The Virginia Department of Environment and Conservation has purchased an additional 193 acres of land for what will soon be the state’s first “blueway” park, to be located in Southwest Virginia.
Developments continue on the future Clinch River State Park, where discussions started in 2018, resulting in land acquisitions in the Town of St. Paul that happened in Aug. (56-acre Kennedy Tract) and Oct. (136 Hill Tract) of this year. Another one acre parcel is expected to be closed on by the end of the year.
The park now encompasses 640 acres across the counties of Wise and Russell, with further plans for more river access points. Master planning for the park is expected to start in 2021.