In Bristol, Gillespie Unveils Outdoor Tourism Plan

(BRISTOL, Va.) At a stop in Bristol Friday, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie announced his plan to grow the state’s outdoor tourism economy. Livewire’s Adam Chappelle has more.

He’s calling the plan “The Outdoor Dominion” and said there’s no reason Virginia can’t “be number one on the east coast when it comes to being an outdoor recreation destination.” The plan includes creating a state website that would be a one-stop public information hub for outdoor recreational opportunities, open Clinch River State Park and add new stream and water access points throughout the state, and use entities like the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia State Park System, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and the Outdoor Recreation Caucus.