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Park Details


  • State park or recreation area managed by a state agency

General Description
    At this historic site, a ragtag group of Confederate old men and young boys beat the odds and held off an assault by 5,000 Union cavalry soldiers on a bridge of strategic importance to General Lee�s army, then under siege in Petersburg.

    Camping, hiking, bicycle trails and self-guided historical and nature trails available.

    A new 3,800-square-foot visitor center was opened in 1995 as a result of a unique partnership between Virginia State Parks, Virginia Power, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and the Historic Staunton River Foundation. Displays on the history of the area and exhibits on electric energy cover about half the center''s floor space.

    INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS: Civil War re-enactments, living history, nature features.

Accessibility Features General Accessibility Features
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Accessible trails
  • Accessible picnic tables/areas
Amenities and Lodging
  • Accessible gift shops
Information and Interpretation Features
  • Nature centers, visitor centers and/or museums that are accessible for people using mobility devices
  • Interior exhibits that provide audio description of the written information
  • Brochures or program guides provide information on its accessibility features
  • A website in which accessibility information is included