Date: Sunday August 23 – Sunday August 30, 2015 (7 nights)
Website: Shenandoah River State Park (VA)
350 Daughter of Stars Drive
Bentonville, VA 22610
Description: Reviewed earlier here. Paved roads with level gravel sites having W/E (50A). We once again stayed on site 10. Nice hiking trails throughout the park. Only ding is lack of Verizon coverage. The price has gone up noticeably too.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpster near the dump station at exit. Recycle bins there also for aluminum and plastic bottles.
Activities: This is a great place to hike near the river and also in the woods so I took advantage of it. Sherry and David were staying in the Lewis Mountain CG of the Shenandoah National Park nearby so we drove up to have an enjoyable afternoon/evening visit with them. I could kick myself for forgetting the camera. On our way home, we saw a beautiful sunset at an overlook and a bear cub ran across Skyline Drive in front of us in the dark. When we arrived at camp, we had a surprise visit from Tricia and Dan who camped beside us for the night. They left in the morning on their way to NC. Gin was able to walk to the river from our campsite and we also rode over to the nice Visitor Center. A motorcyclist going around a curve had an unfortunate accident with a bear shortly before we arrived. He injured his shoulder and the bear bounded off into the woods.
Nice patio and back yard view
Trail map River Trail is nice enough for a bike
Shenandoah River He said the fish weren’t hungry
I saw a porcupine on River Trail but he hid a lot faster than this rabbit
Big Oak Trail
Horses share the nicely marked trails
Young buck and his mate
View from Observation Point of Redtail Ridge Trail… my snack spot!
Curious fawn crosses the trail close to me
Visitor Center with koi pond out front
Big taxidermy display in the Visitor Center
Gin at Culler’s Overlook She made it to the river!