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The Raymond R. Andy Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park is one of Virginia's newest state parks. Located just down stream from Bentonville, the park boasts over five miles of frontage on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. These waters eventually flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The park consists of pastures, forests and vistas of the mountains and the river.
Wildlife you are likely to see during your visit may include black bears, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, raccoons, foxes, beavers and skunks just to name a few. In addition, there are many types of birds, insects, snakes, trees and plants. April and May are good times to look at the wildflowers and catch part of the spring bird migration. This is also a good time to fish for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the river. These species are two of the most sought after fish in the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.
During the summer months, the park hosts many interpretive programs that promote conservation of the river and create an awareness of how important it is to protect the river and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.
|Location / Directions:||
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.
|Physical Address:||Shenandoah River State Park
350 Daughter of Stars Drive
Bentonville, VA 22610
|Mailing Address:||Shenandoah River State Park
P.O. Box 235
Bentonville, VA 22610
|Activities:||Fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, camping, wildlife observation, interpretive programs, access to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.
|Operating Hours:||The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to dusk.|
|Fees:||Parking fees: $3 weekdays, $4 weekends
Camping fees: $18 per night
Pets: $3 per night
|Visitor Facilities:||Cartop canoe launch, access sites to the river, nine primitive campsites with a bathhouse, four picnic shelters, horseback riding concession.|
Although motorized vehicles are not permitted on park trails, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters that meet the federal definition for wheelchairs are allowed to enable people with disabilities to use the trails.
All picnic shelters are accessible via paved sidewalks. Day use restrooms are also accessible. Shelters feature wheelchair accessible picnic tables.
Unpaved paths leading to campsites, vault toilets and the bathhouse are covered with natural wood chips. Bathhouse toilets have handicapped rails, but vault toilets do not.