A veritable bouquet of spring wildflowers are just starting to bloom along the Cottonwood and Bluebell trails, including the titular bluebells themselves at Shenandoah River State Park.
Bluebells at Shenandoah River State Park!
A Bloodroot is among some of the flowers you might see at Shenandoah River State Park
These native ephemeral, or short-blooming, wildflowers blossom in early spring when they can grab some rays before the trees regain their leaves and shade the forest floor.
This flower is known as the Toothwort
Spring Beauty is another beautiful flower you may see
This is known as the Jefferson Salamander
Amphibians are also currently out and about enjoying the warmer weather. Stop by today and you might hear a chorus of spring peepers, one of the first frog species to emerge, or catch a glimpse of a salamander.
Most salamanders in this area are mole or burrowing salamanders that spend most of the year underground, so it’s a real treat to see them emerge in the early spring to breed and lay their eggs in vernal pools.
Come and enjoy spring with us here at Shenandoah River State Park
You never know what you might see!
Shenandoah River State Parkis located at 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610. The park is in Warren County, eight miles south of Front Royal and 15 miles north of Luray. It's off Rt. 340 in Bentonville.
Overnight reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or by booking on line.