Hungry Mother State Park
Original Author: Flickr user RecoilRick
Created: May 18, 2008
Medium: Digital photograph
Publisher: Flickr

Hungry Mother State Park

Hungry Mother State Park in Smyth County, Virginia, was one of the six parks with which Virginia launched its state parks system in June 1936. In a speech at the dedication of the park, Virginia governor George Peery said, "State parks are for all the people, and not only will they afford recreation for our own people but will bring tourists from other states … I believe these parks will contribute greatly to the national good as we go forward to the splendid destiny that awaits in the future."