Biscuit Run State Park

Coordinates: 37°59′54″N 78°31′03″W / 37.998327°N 78.517399°W / 37.998327; -78.517399 Biscuit Run State Park is a planned state park located in Albemarle County, Virginia. The park property was originally planned for a large residential development. In January 2010, as real estate values reeled from the burst housing bubble and ensuing recession, the state negotiated the purchase of the property from developer Forest Lodge, LLC for $21.48 million in cash and tax credits.[1][2][3][4]

A master plan for the development of the park was approved in 2013. It consisted of three phases:

Phase 1: Provides for the construction of trails, playgrounds and park buildings. Cost: $15.5 million.
Phase 2: Additions include campgrounds and trailheads for bicycle and hiking trails. Cost $13.4 million
Phase 3: Includes rental cabins, road connections across the parks and equestrian trails and parking facilities. Cost: $13.6 million[5]

In January 2018, Terry McAuliffe announced a 99-year lease of the property to Albemarle County.[6]


  1. ^ Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow (December 31, 2009). "State buys Biscuit Run. Once OK'd for homes, property will become park". Daily Progress. Media General.
  2. ^ McKenzie, Bryan (December 9, 2015). "Bond proposal would fully fund Biscuit Run State Park". The Daily Progress. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ Bryan McKenzie (January 9, 2010). "Kaine celebrates sale of Biscuit Run to state". Daily Progress. Media General.
  4. ^ Hawes Spencer (January 6, 2011). "Bad men? New numbers show spiraling cost of Biscuit Run". The Hook.
  5. ^ "Biscuit Run State Park MASTER PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  6. ^ Wrabel, Allison. "Albemarle County to lease land for Biscuit Run from state".