Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fries New River Trail RV Park, Fries, VA

Date of Stay:  Tuesday June 7 – Tuesday June 14, 2016 (7 nights)

Rate:  $39/night

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  Three amigos at the office
Entry to the park                                         Park office
Looking down from the top of the hill  T&D on site 8 and us on site 7
From top of the hill                                  T&D on site 8 and us on site 7
Bath house/office and our site 7  Patio of site 7
Site 7
From the office wrap around porch  From the babling brook
Looking at the brook                                   From the brook

New River Trail is beautiful  Lots of Canada Geese
New River along the trail                              Lots of Canada Geese
Back shot of Tricia  Natural rock formation in the river (double shoals)
Double Shoals natural rock formation
Camp sites along the New River Trail  Fishin on the New River
Campsites along the river                              Good fishin hole
Deer can swim  She made it across
Deer can swim pretty good
Fries Junction  P1030976
Fries Junction                                       Bridge with trestle over New River
P1030989 Going across the trestle P1030990
I love riding over old train trestles…
I love tunnels Tricia at the tunnel Cool and dark inside
…and riding through old tunnels
Tricia, Gin and Dan  Gin way in front of Tricia
Riding along the trail
Gin and Dan  Gin on the trestle
Gin enjoyed the day
Framily at the tunnel  Framily at the trestle
“Framily” outing
From the tent campsite  Nice cascade on Chestnut Creek
New River from campsites                                 Chestnut Creek
T&D taking a break


  1. Loved this place and glad we got to experience it with our fristers!

  2. Wow what a beautiful place and great bike rides. Great looking river but it looks too rocky for kayaking. That's too bad. Thanks for sharing it. I'm a nearly life long Virginian and had never heard of it. Amazing that Tricia found it. Looks like you all had a great time. Wonderful pictures.