The long-awaited opening to Machicomoco State Park is finally here. This Friday, there will be a virtual dedication of the new state park starting at 11 a.m.
The event will be livestreamed and feature a view of the park, speeches, ceremonial blessing and ribbon cutting. Only the speakers and critical staff will be on site for the dedication. The event is expected to last about an hour.
Billed as the “Gateway to Werowocomoco” (which is approximately 10 miles up the York River in northern Gloucester), Machicomoco is located at the terminus of Timberneck Farm Road in Hayes.
Werowocomoco is in the process of becoming a site on the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
Reservations for the public will be open on Monday at 10 a.m. and camping and yurts will be available beginning May 10, for those wishing to stay overnight at Machicomoco.
To watch Friday’s virtual ribbon cutting, go to http://ow.ly/M1Fl50Ek7Ub.
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