Date of Stay: Tuesday June 7 – Tuesday June 14, 2016 (7 nights)
Website: Fries New River Trail RV Park
26 Dalton Road
Fries, VA 24330
Description: Gravel road and sites all leveled with stone retaining walls and bordered by a small babbling stream. We stayed on site 7 with T&D on site 8. Only 16 sites which are all FHU (50A) with cable. No Verizon service at all but great wifi. The owner, Tom, greets you at check-in with muffins made by his wife. They built this great little park about 11 years ago and have never rv’ed. He is very friendly and this park is spotless. Very relaxing in the small town of Fries (pronounced freeze).
Trash and Recycle: No recycle but several trash cans dispersed throughout the park.
Activities: T&D heard about this park about five years ago and we’re glad we joined them here. It is a bit out of the way in the mountains but in a nice little town right on the New River with a wonderful Rail Trail (57 miles long). I joined them on our first day for a 16 mile bike ride along the river. Beautiful! We saw a Baltimore Oriole and later watched a deer swim across the river. A couple of days later, the four of us enjoyed an 9 mile ride on the trail. Tricia and I walked over to the town’s communitity center on Thursday night and thoroughly enjoyed the weekly Mountain Music Jam with the local folks dancing and playing music. Saturday, Dan smoked a delicious brisket. On our last day we all went on a 6 mile ride of another section of the trail.
Entry to the park Park office
From top of the hill T&D on site 8 and us on site 7
Looking at the brook From the brook
New River along the trail Lots of Canada Geese
Double Shoals natural rock formation
Campsites along the river Good fishin hole
Deer can swim pretty good
Fries Junction Bridge with trestle over New River
I love riding over old train trestles…
…and riding through old tunnels
Riding along the trail
Gin enjoyed the day
New River from campsites Chestnut Creek