Twin Lakes State Park

Green Bay, Virginia

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Located near Farmville in a shady area of mature hardwoods, Twin Lakes State Park is named for Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward Lake. The two lakes were in separate racially segregated parks that began operations in 1939 and continued in this fashion until the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964. The two integrated parks then operated separately until merging into one 425-acre park in 1976. The name was changed to Twin Lakes State Park in 1986. The park’s main road and the 0.25-mile Between the Lakes Trail connect the two. Facilities at Goodwin Lake are available for individual camping, picnicking, and swimming. The eastern shore of Prince Edward Lake, meanwhile, features a lodge and cabins at the Cedar Crest Conference Center. The conference center is available by reservation only, with cabin rentals possible when not previously booked by groups.
Best Tent Camping: Virginia

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Best Tent Camping: Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

Located near Farmville in a shady area of mature hardwoods, Twin Lakes State Park is named for Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward Lake. The two lakes were in separate racially segregated parks that began operations in 1939 and continued in this fashion until the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964. The two integrated parks then operated separately until merging into one 425-acre park in 1976. The name was changed to Twin Lakes State Park in 1986.

The park’s main road and the 0.25-mile Between the Lakes Trail connect the two. Facilities at Goodwin Lake are available for individual camping, picnicking, and swimming. The eastern shore of Prince Edward Lake, meanwhile, features a lodge and cabins at the Cedar Crest Conference Center. The conference center is available by reservation only, with cabin rentals possible when not previously booked by groups.

©  Randy Porter/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Green Bay
Season: March–first Monday in December
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Lakes State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/17/2009
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Nice, easy trail around the lake. Its great for a run or leisurely stroll. For an extra challenge, utilize the fitness stations and add some calisthenics to your workout. Overall, a great place that feels miles away from the District.



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