Join the Virginia Citizens Defense League for a Picnic at Foster Falls State Park

Foster Falls State Park Virginia
Foster Falls State Park Virginia
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( Virginia Citizens Defense League will hold its SW Virginia semi-annual family picnic on May 16 2015! This time at FOSTER FALLS STATE PARK.

HOURS: 11 AM to 4 PM, **rain or shine**

ALL Virginia Citizens Defense League members, families and any guests are invited! This will be a really fun day for the whole family, regardless of where you live in Virginia!

Come join us at the beautiful Foster Falls “River Shelter” on the banks of the New River for lots of fellowship & food.

Shot Tower Historical State Park Foster Falls, VA
Shot Tower Historical State Park Foster Falls, VA : Shot Tower was built more than 150 years ago to make ammunition for the firearms of the early settlers. Lead from the nearby Austinville Mines was Shot Tower at the parkmelted in a kettle atop the 75-foot tower and poured through a sieve, falling through the tower and an additional 75-foot shaft beneath the tower into a kettle of water. For a small fee, guests may ascend the tower which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Virginia Citizens Defense League will furnish charcoal-grilled burgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s, picnic salads and sides. This NOT a pot-luck event, but feel free to bring your favorite side dish to share if you would like to.

There will be door-prize drawings, and a celebratory cake. Several speakers are scheduled, including Philip Van Cleave, who will highlight the 2015 legislative session and veto-override session.

To insure that we have enough food and drinks for everyone, PLEASE RSVP TO [email protected] and indicate how many adults and children who will be attending, and you will SAVE $4.00! RSVP and Virginia Citizens Defense League will reimburse your $4.00 parking fee!

Carry is legal in state parks.


From I-77, take Exit 24, go east on Rt 69 (Lead Mine Rd), turn LEFT on Rt 52 (Fort Chiswell Rd, Northbound), about 1.5 miles, Turn RIGHT on RT 608 (Foster Falls Road–EASTBOUND); and follow the signs about 1.3 miles to Orphanage Road and the park entrance (about 100 yards)

For a detailed map see:


More details at: river-trail.shtml#picnic_shelters

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit:

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“Carry is legal in state parks.”
And after recent events in Texas, I suggest we all be like Boy Scouts.
‘Be Prepared’.
And have a great & safe day.