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804-572-4623                         Fax:  804-454-4313
1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589

DIRECTIONS: Rte 360 West from Richmond, approximately 22 miles Southwest of Keysville, Rte 92 to Clover, approximately 5 miles to Rte 600, left at Bobcats, 3 miles to Rte 855.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Relive the Civil War Battle of the Old Men and Young Boys at this Civil War historic site of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge of June 25, 1864 in South Boston/Halifax County. A rag tag group of Confederate old men and boys beat the odds and held a bridge of strategic importance to General Lee's army, which was under seige in Petersburg.The park is a result of a unique partnership between Virginia State Parks and The Clover Power Plant and features a 3,800 square-foot visitor center, battlefield exhibits, earthworks, nature walking trails, wildlife observation towers, and prehistoric native American artifacts.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Accessible trail to fort and bridge.  Nature trail through wetlands.  Trails have no steep grades.  Paths are 1/2 mile long. 

ENTRANCE:  Clover Visitor Center at Fort Hill.  Entry doors, 60 in. wide, easily open out with handle located 30 in. above floor.  

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  In visitor center.  Doors are 60 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening out, handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, 19 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 31 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Companion assisted rest room available.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

For guests with hearing disabilities, there are written scripts. 

For guests with visual disabilities, there are signs with contrasting background. 

GIFT SHOP:  Counters 40 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

PICNIC SHELTER: Picnic shelter 2 is not universally accessible. The bathrooms for this shelter are, however. Of the two shelters, this one is most convenient for those who have mobility disabilities.

Shelter 2 is beside the Dan River and accommodates up to 60 comfortably. There is a spigot that allows access to potable water and a large grill at the back of the shelter. This shelter has a spacious deck near the grill and offers a waterfront view and easy access to the water. The universally accessible bathrooms are only a short distance away. The shelter is not, however, equipped with a ramp for easy access.

BOAT LAUNCH: Located on the Dan River side. The dock on the boat launch is universally accessible. (There is no particular device, however, to assist in the entry of a boat.)

CAMPGROUNDS: The campground is not universally accessible. The bathhouse for the campground, however, is. There is a sidewalk leading from the road to the bathhouse. Sites 22 and 24 are the most convenient for RV camping; sites 23 and 27 are the most convenient tent and popup sites. Both are level and easily accessed, and both are close to the bathhouse.

POOL: The main pool is partially universally accessible and features a lift. There are, however, no universally accessible entrances to the pool. The wading pool is not universally accessible. The pool bathhouse is universally accessible. If you need help getting into the pool or need access to the lift, please notify a staff member.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.during the summer season and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. the rest of the year. Park fees:

Although motorized vehicles are not permitted on park trails, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters that meet the federal definition for wheelchairs are allowed to enable people with disabilities to use the trails.

This park is the first state park in Virginia to be designated an International Dark Sky Park and is ideal for stargazing. Park staff conducts associated interpretive programs and rents telescopes.


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