Aug 16, 2022
Our conversation for Tourism Tuesday - Luray/Page County edition - with Edison Emmons from Luray/Page County Chamber of Commerce featured Davey Allen, a park interpreter at Shenandoah River State Park.
Davey gave us a quick overview of the park and all the amenities it offers. We talked about the overnight accommodations, fishing opportunities, and the ways visitors can spend time on the water. We learned the details for a few upcoming events and talked about enjoying all the nature the park has to offer.
The park is on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and has more than 1,600 acres along 5.2 miles of shoreline. The park opened in June 1999. In addition to the river frontage, the park offers scenic views of Massanutten Mountain to the west and Shenandoah National Park to the east.
It features a large riverside picnic area, picnic shelters, trails, river access and a car-top boat launch for for families, anglers and canoeists. Twelve riverfront tent campsites, a campground with water and electric sites, cabins, camping cabins and a group campground are available. With more than 24 miles of trails, the park has plenty of options for hiking, biking, horseback riding and adventure.
The park is open daily from 8 a.m. – dusk. The park visitor center is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but may be closed when staff are not available. Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, the visitor center is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parking fee is required to enter most Virginia State Parks. The fee for Shenandoah River State Park is $10. Annual passes are also available that include entrance to all Virginia State Parks.
FInd more information about Shenandoah River State Park, make your reservations and get directions on their website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/shenandoah-river and follow them on Facebook for up-to-date information about programs and events.