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Hungry Mother State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

October 3 - October 9

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Raider’s Run Trail was historically used as a horseback riding trail and has been turned into a hiking/biking trail. Many sections of the trail need to be re-routed to make it more user friendly and sustainable. The trail will be bench cut on moderately steep slopes but will be laid out sustainably with water diversion features including sheet flow on the tread and out-slope and grade reversals.

CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 2 miles each work day

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

8

Area and Attractions

Hungry Mother State Park encompasses roughly 3,000 acres with 250 acres developed. The park is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia and has a 108 acre lake that is stocked with muskie, walleye, and catfish, but plenty of other native species are available. Canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding are all available. Hungry Mother also has 18 miles of some of the finest mountain trails to hike and bike. One trail will take you to the highest knob in the Park, Molly's Knob with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Find out who Molly is and how she is ingrained in our legend of how she helped to give the park its name. The park is located in the same county as the highest peak in Virginia, Mt. Rogers, and is surrounded by National forest and many natural areas. The Channels, the Pinnacles, the Cascades, and Grayson Highlands State Park to name a few are all extraordinary natural finds and are all within an hour's drive of the park. This area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Basic shopping needs and nice eateries are located in Marion, VA, only four miles away.

Accommodations Description

*Accommodations may change to outdoor group camping if COVID-19 restrictions prohibit indoor lodging at this state park* Volunteers will stay in a historical bunkhouse with five bedrooms that have twin sized beds. Linens are provided. There are two bathrooms with a total of three showers and three toilets. There is a fully furnished kitchen with the basic supplies needed to cook meals. Stove, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot are included. A large living room area is available, with enough space to socially distance. There is also a deck out back and a porch out front with a picnic table for outdoor gatherings. Volunteers should bring a pillow, towels, and personal gear.

Travel

Airport Pickup Provided from Blountville, TN. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Venue

Hungry Mother State Park
2854 Park Boulevard, Marion, Virginia 24354 United States
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