Staunton River State Park offers a newly refurbished swimming pool, concession area, fishing opportunities, boat ramps, hiking trails, environmental education programs and more.
Occoneechee State Park is also located on Buggs Island Lake. It is approximately 45 minutes away via Rt. 344 north, right on U.S. 360 for 10-12 miles, then right on Rt. 92 for about 1 mile heading south on Rt. 15 for approximately 10 miles. The traveler will pass Prestwood Plantation, a local attraction. Annually this park accommodates many overnight South Boston Speedway fans and participants. South Boston Museum is also a popular attraction.