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Shenandoah River State Park

Shenandoah River
Shenandoah River. Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons license

The Shenandoah River State Park stretches a breath taking 1,619 acres of gorgeous views and beautiful landscape.

The park, open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk, is located in Warren County, just eight miles south of Fort Royal, Virginia. Shenandoah River Raymond is off of Rt. 340 in Bentonville, just eight miles north of Lurray, VA. Click here for location specific directions.


This northern Virginia park features a visitor’s center with public restrooms, local wildlife, and interactive information about the region’s history and bird species. The visitor’s center also contains an aquarium, a snack and gift shop.

The Shenandoah River State Park offers three picnic shelters, all of which accommodate 50 people, and the Massanutten Shelter, which accommodates 100. All shelters are universally accessible, and equipped with pedestrian grills, water fountains, and electricity. Shelters can be reserved by calling 1-800-933-PARK.


The park offers a wide variety of overnight camping options. Primitive, in tent camping is available year round. The River Right Campground offers in tent only camping, with sites less than 50 yards from the parking lot. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. To reserve this site, call 1-800-933-PARK.

The Cottonwood Primitive Group Camp accommodates up to 30 people for organized group camping. For added convenience, there is a bathhouse nearby. This campsite can be reserved by calling (540) 622-6840.

EW Camping

Sites with electric and water hookups (EW) are available for RVs and pop ups. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring and a camp grill. Firewood is available at the camp host site. Pets are allowed for an added fee. There are no designated swimming areas in the park. To reserve a site, call 1-800-933-PARK.


Cabins are a great way to experience the great outdoors while keeping the comforts of home. Cabins can be rented for a week during prime season, and a minimum of two nights during the rest of the year.

Cabins are equipped with beds, linens, towels, dressers, and a clock radio. Kitchens have a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, cooking utensils, a toaster, and pots and pans. Campers should bring their own dish soap, food, coffee filters and coffee. Cabins include an outdoor picnic table and grill.

Cabin campers may also want to consider staying in the beautiful Shenandoah Lodge. The lodge accommodates up to 16 people and can be rented for a week.

Cabins can be reserved by calling 1-800-933-PARK.


The park boasts 24 miles of hiking trails, 5.6 of which are along the river. Maps and video tours of the trails can be found on the Explore Virginia Outdoors website.


Shenandoah River State Park allows freshwater fishing and wade fishing near Shelter 3. Boats are not available for rent.


Phone: (540)-622-6841
Address: Shenandoah River State Park
350 Daughter of Stars Drive
Bentonville, VA 22610

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