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BELLE ISLE STATE PARK                           804-462-5030 http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/belle-isle.shtml#general_information                                                    

1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, VA  22503

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: With 733 acres, seven miles of shoreline on the Northern Neck’s Rappahannock River, and access to Mulberry and Deep creeks, Belle Isle lets visitors explore a wide variety of tidal wetlands interspersed with agricultural fields and upland forests. Belle Isle has three picnic shelters, hiking, biking and bridle trails, motor boat and car-top launch. The park also offers bicycle, canoe and motorboat rentals, a universal access playground, boardwalk and fishing pier and educational programs.

PARKING:  All parking lots have 2 designated accessible parking spaces.  Parking space 10 ft. wide.  Accessible aisle 5 ft. wide.  Nearby ramps are well marked.  RV parking in 2 lots.  No overnight parking.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND PARK/ATTRACTION:  Short concrete paths to restrooms and picnic shelters.  No steep grades which would require assistance for persons in wheelchairs. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  At picnic area and boat ramp.  Available without steps.  Doors are 36 in. wide, open out.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 40 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  19  in. toilet seat height.  Wrapped pipes.  Rest rooms identified by raised figures with pants or skirt on the door to designate men or women.

SPECIAL SERVICES:
For guests with mobility disabilities, a 1,000-foot boardwalk with observation deck is accessible, as is the fishing pier. Park office and camp store are accessible.

PICNIC AREAS:   Three picnic shelters are accessible; shelter restrooms are accessible. Tables located in picnic shelters and on the grounds.  36 in. aisles between the tables.  Paths to and within the picnic areas are concrete.  Covered shelters.

Humphreys Shelter is accessible, offers beach access with a great view of the waterway. It includes a pig-cooker, grills, picnic tables, electrical outlet, and is 100 ft. from parking, 100 ft. from a playground and 200 ft. from a restroom.

Rappahannock Shelter is accessible and has a great view of the waterway. It includes a grill, picnic tables and is 100 ft. from parking and 140 ft. from a restroom.

Deep Creek Shelter is accessible with a great view of the waterway. It includes grills, picnic tables and is 80 ft. from parking and 35 ft. from a restroom.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open dawn - dusk. Park fees: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/parkfees.shtml

Because of the historic nature of the mansion, we are in the process of designing an appropriate access that will maintain the character of the facility.

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

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