With 36 state parks to choose from across Virginia how do you choose which one to visit? Every park is usually described as, “there’s something for everyone.” With each park being so unique how do you choose where to go?
Grab at cabin this fall at a Virginia State Park!
Let me set the scene to one of the beautiful parks in Virginia. Curving your way down the entrance of the park you are immediately greeted by Massanutten Mountain in the background, and in the fall – the leaves are beautiful! The curving park entrance road gives the feel of the Shenandoah River's course.
Early Fall at this Virginia State Park!
So, what park is this? I’m glad you asked. It’s Shenandoah River Raymond R. “Andy” Guest, Jr. State Park(we call it Shenandoah River State Park for short)and it’s also the park of the month for October.
This park is on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and has more than 1,600 acres along 5.2 miles of meandering river frontage. The park opened in June 1999.
Make sure to stop by the overlooks to get a great view of the river.
If you love camping then you’ll be glad you heard about this park. Shenandoah River State Parkis the only park in its area to offer “year round” RV camping. What a catch! Enjoy the winter months in the luxury of your RV and the luxury of a beautiful state park. The park also offers a tents only campground near the river, also open year round.
Go camping at Shenandoah River State Park!
If camping isn’t for you then, you are in luck; this park also features 11 cabins(nine two-bedroom, one three-bedroom, and one six-bedroom lodge).
Cabin 5 at Shenandoah River State Park.
A large riverside picnic area, picnic shelters, trails (over 24 miles), river access and a car-top boat launch make this a popular destination for families, anglers and canoeists.
Rent a picnic shelter with your family and friends.
Stick with me this month and I’ll give you more than one reason to visit Shenandoah River State Park!
For general park information, contact the park office at 540-622-6840 or emailthe park. Shenandoah River State Park is located at 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, Va. 22610.
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or click here.