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All seasons are lovely with the many vistas and quiet expanses at Shenandoah River State Park
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All seasons are lovely with the many vistas and quiet expanses at Shenandoah River State Park
Description - One of Virginia's newest parks and still in the development stage, it promises to be a favorite for both the instate and out-of-state visitor. This park is host to Virginia's first Youth Conservation Corps program.

Attractions - This park is beautifully situated in northwest Virginia. Massanutten Mountain is visible to the west and the Shenandoah National Park is visible to the east. Presently, there are picnic shelters, shore fishing, primitive individual and group campsites. No swimming or hunting is permitted. The park has 1,604 acres with 5.6 miles of river frontage along the beautiful Shenandoah River.

This park is the site of the first Virginia Youth Conservation Corps where young men and ladies volunteer a few weeks each summer to restored park roads, build and maintain trails, evaluate river conditions and much more.

Recreation - The park provides a small boat launch 3.2 miles downstream from the Bentonville access area. Fishing is especially popular. Many anglers enjoy wading out into the river for an opportunity at catching large and smallmouth bass, and bluegill. Hiking, biking and bridle paths are now open. A horse concession has a stable full of young calm animals waiting to be ridden through the woods and open fields. You tell them your riding experience and they'll pick out the perfect horse for an enjoyable park excursion. Presently the weekend fee is $28 an hour. Weekday discounts available.

Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns and Sky Meadows State Park are all within a very short drive.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - The park is located 8 miles south of Front Royal, Virginia and 15 miles north of Luray. It is just off US 340.

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Shenandoah River State Park, P.O. Box 235, Daughter of Stars Drive , Bentonville, VA, 22610, Phone: 540-622-6840, Fax: 540-622-6841
, pco@dcr.state.va.us

Additional Information:
Shenandoah Valley Travel Region - The Shenandoah Valley Travel Region is home to two State Parks, one National Park, the Appalachian Trail, several natural area preserves, several large lakes and the lovely Skyline Drive.
Virginia State Parks - Virginia State Parks are special places where visitors find a tonic for mind, body and spirit. Thirty-four parks help visitors learn about the natural and cultural history of the Commonwealth.
Winchester Area - Winchester is the home of Virginia's famous Byrd Family and the thriving apple industry.

Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
Shenandoah River State Park - Official agency Website
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