CHAOS Returns with
Staunton River Star Party Oct. 1 – 6

by Pat Eastwood, PR/Marketing Specialist, VA State Parks

The Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) returns to host the fifth Staunton River Star Party Oct. 1-6, with a public viewing night scheduled for Saturday, October 5. Staunton
River State Park is located in one …

At the peak of summer, a lot of empty spaces, more commonly called boat slips, remain empty at the Occoneechee State Park Marina on Kerr Lake at Clarksville.  Having viewed the marina about a month ago, KLPW found that most of the boats at the docks seem to be longer term rentals as most showed up again in … Read more

KLPW  has previously brought the Virginia Uranium mining issue to KLPW members and was sent this first seen media report on a new research
report authorized by the Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA).RRBA has sent a full copy of the 25-page report and KLPW will be glad to send you your copy via email. Just
send a request to or you may visit



NC State Parks officials from Raleigh today began drawing plans for campsite upgrades for seven (7) waterfront and
water view existing sites at Hibernia State Recreation Area. District Superintendent Dave Cook and the state parks landscape architect, Nigel Clark met with Kerr Lake Superintendent Bryce
Fleming, Kerr Lake Maintenance Chief Chris Curl and Kerr Lake Park Watch’s Frank Timberlake to
consider upgrade options.

In a storm series that lasted almost all night long last night at Hibernia and other parks on Kerr Lake, an indirect lightning jolt knocked down
three campers on one of Hibernia’s lake side camping areas.

Emergency and fire crews showed up at the park shortly before 11:00 PM on Sunday night. One person was taken to an area hospital and treated and released.

The persons knocked down were actually several campsites away from …