Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shenandoah River State Park, Bentonville , VA

Date:  Sunday August 23 – Sunday August 30, 2015 (7 nights)

Rate:  $44/night

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.

On site 10  Site 10
Site 10
Site 10  Back yard view
Nice patio and back yard view

Trail map for the State Park  River Trail
Trail map                                        River Trail is nice enough for a bike
Shenandoah River  Shenandoah River
Shenandoah River                                   He said the fish weren’t hungry
Shenandoah River from Culler's Trail  Culler's Trail
Culler’s Trail
River Trail  Along the River Trail
I saw a porcupine on River Trail but he hid a lot faster than this rabbit
Big Oak Trail   Big Oak Trail
Big Oak Trail
Horses have been here  Nice trail marking signs
Horses share the nicely marked trails
Nice rack!  His mate
Young buck and his mate
Observation Point on Redtail Ridge Trail  View from Observation Point of Redtail Ridge Trail
View from Observation Point of Redtail Ridge Trail… my snack spot!
Curious youngun  Crossing the trail
Curious fawn crosses the trail close to me

Visitor Center  Koi pond at front of VC
Visitor Center with koi pond out front
Red Fox in the VC  Big taxidermy display in the VC
Big taxidermy display in the Visitor Center

Gin at Culler's Overlook  Gin made it to the river
Gin at Culler’s Overlook                            She made it to the river!

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