Date of Stay: Monday August 4 – Friday August 8, 2014 (4 nights)
Website: Shenandoah River State Park (VA)
350 Daughter of Stars Drive
Bentonville, VA 22610
Description: Located on Hwy 340 not far from I-81, this state park opened in the 1990’s so it’s made for big rigs. Nice level gravel sites with big patios. Only 32 sites here along the Shenandoah River but they all have W/E (50A). One dump station at exit. Separate sections for tent camping, cottages and day use area. We stayed on site 14 the first night but moved to site 10 the next few nights because it got more afternoon shade. Very nice park with well maintained hiking trails both in the woods and along the river. Nice Visitor Center has free wi-fi inside. Only drawback is the fact that there is no Verizon reception (our internet too) anywhere in the park. The Ranger said that there was Verizon in Fort Royal and Luray, both several miles away.
Activities: I hiked with D&T some and we all enjoyed the Visitor Center. While walking beside the river, I saw someone fly fishing and several people floating the river using inner tubes. We all enjoyed a ride on Skyline Drive between Fort Royal and Luray. Beautiful views of the mountains melting into the sky on a hazy day. Gin’s knee was still acting up and she busted her big toe so it was nice to relax with her at camp too.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpster near the cg exit along with recycle bins (aluminum and plastic).
Site 14 with D&T on site 12
Shenandoah River Floating on the river
Visitor Center with koi pond in front
Big display in the VC
Display at the VC
Great hiking trails in the park along with this view from Culler’s Overlook after a heavy rain
D&T at Culler’s Overlook
View from Dickey Ridge VC on Skyline Drive View from an overlook on Skyline
More gorgeous views from overlooks along Skyline Drive
Tricia capturing the view from another overlook… the mountains melting into the sky