Forest ecology depends on good fires, which are nature’s way of spring cleaning–clearing out brush, restoring natural habitats and preventing wildfires. Learn more about how carefully planned and professionally managed prescribed fires give nature some help at

Search Key

Forests Near You

hide this

Enter your zip code to find a forest near you:


What I want to do:

Where I want to do it:

Keep Your Forest Healthy

Help preserve the natural areas near you. Learn more about how prescribed fires help your forests stay healthy at

There are 81 places within 200 miles of zip code 23173 (Richmond, VA) that match your search request.

Displaying all activities.

Displaying all parks, forests and wildlife areas.

Sky Meadows Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Delaplane, VA 20144 (94.520 miles)

The park has scenic vistas, rolling pastures and woodlands,see how a middle-class farm family of the 1860s lived.

Official Website: Sky Meadows

Medoc Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Hollister, NC 27844 (94.891 miles)

Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5-hour drive from the Research Triangle.

Official Website: Medoc Mountain State Park

Paul Hiking Camping Biking

Harrisonburg, VA 22821 (96.674 miles)

Primary uses include hardwood research, timber production, hiking, and wildlife habitat protection.

Official Website: Paul

First Landing Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Va Beach, VA 23451 (97.205 miles)

On 4/26/1607 English settlers landed here and established the first elective government in English America.

Official Website: First Landing

False Cape Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Va Beach, VA 23456 (97.577 miles)

False Cape State Park is one of the few remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic Coast.

Official Website: False Cape

Dismal Swamp State Park Hiking Biking Boating

South Mills, NC 27976 (98.519 miles)

Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder. Experience first hand the lush swamp forest and get up-close and personal with the wide variety of wildlife.

Official Website: Dismal Swamp State Park

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Henderson, NC 27537 (98.945 miles)

Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000-acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike.

Official Website: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area


Bedford, VA 24523 (110.324 miles)

288 ac located north of Smith Mountain Lake, used for timber production, an outdoor lab, and a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Bourassa

Smith Mountain Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Huddleston, VA 24104 (116.039 miles)

Located on the second largest freshwater lake in the state, the park is a water enthusiast’s paradise.

Official Website: Smith Mountain Lake

Douthat Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Milboro, VA 24460 (119.529 miles)

A traditional family park for more than 70 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Official Website: Douthat