Occoneechee State Park

Occoneechee State Park is a state park near Clarksville, Virginia, located along Buggs Island Lake. Occoneechee State Park is 2,698 acres in size. It is named for the Occaneechi Indians, who lived in the area. "Bacon's Rebellion abruptly ended their prominence in 1676. This armed rebellion is considered to be the first to occur in the New World. It began when Nathaniel Bacon’s plantation was raided by Susquehannock Indians, who had been displaced from their home to the north. Bacon asked Virginia Gov. Berkley to raise a militia and retaliate. Berkley denied the request so Bacon raised a militia, in violation of the governor’s wishes."[1]

Occoneechee State Park, Virginia, USA
The John H. Kerr Reservoir, better known as Buggs Island Lake, at Occoneechee State Park in Virginia
Location of Occoneechee State Park
Occoneechee State Park (the United States)
Coordinates36°37′33.963″N 78°31′26.7636″W
Area2,698 acres (1,092 ha)
Governing bodyVirginia Department of Conservation and Recreation


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