Shenandoah River State Park RV & Campground Guide

Virginia

Located on the southern fork of the Shenandoah River, The Shenandoah River State Park has over 1,600 acres for you to explore set along 5.2 miles of shoreline. To the west, you'll see the majestic peak of Massanutten Mountain. Nearby attractions include the Shenandoah National Park and the magnificent Luray Caverns. Civil War buffs will be excited to find Culpeper, Leesburg, and Manassas within driving distance, as well as the nation's capital, Washington D.C. The park has facilities for visitors to bike, fish, canoe, and ride horseback as well as 24 miles of hiking trails. 

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Spring 26-64 F
Summer 53-75 F
Fall 31-68 F
Winter 17-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Shenandoah River State Park

RVing is a great way to enjoy beautiful natural spaces like the Shenandoah River State Park. An RV gives you both comfort and flexibility. One of the best ways to enjoy the convenience of an RV is to rent one from RVshare. You can find one close to the state park in Bentonville

Shenandoah River State Park Campground

By camping within the Shenandoah River State Park, you'll be close to all the action and enjoy the serene natural beauty of the environment. Camping is available all year at 31 sites that have water and electric hookups. There are also centrally located restrooms with hot showers as well as fire-rings, picnic tables, and lantern holders at each designated site. The fee is $40 for Virginia residents and $46 for non-residents, which includes up to two vehicles per site. Pets are allowed, and firewood is for sale.

Luray KOA

The Luray KOA campground provides easy access to not only the Shenandoah River State Park but also to the Luray Caverns and several Civil War sites. On-site amenities include a swimming pool and baseball field as well as a general store, on-site laundry, and a bathroom with hot showers. All sites have full water, sewer, and electric hookups, as well as free Wi-Fi. Rates are $45 a night with discounts for Sam's Club members and veterans.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort

Your children will be delighted with Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, which is located just minutes from the Shenandoah River State Park. The campground boasts a water park, bound pads, a pond with pedal boats, an arcade, laser tag, gem mining, and even a petting zoo. The park features two large bathrooms with heated showers, a laundry room, and a dog park for your pets. Most sites have full electric, sewer, and water hookup.

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What to Do at
Shenandoah River State Park

Inside Shenandoah River State Park

You can enjoy hiking, biking, or horseback riding on over 24 miles of trails. Wading and floating are permitted in the river. A fish trap allows for wade fishing while anglers can fish anywhere. Boating is also permitted in the park. One of the most unique features about this park is the number of waterfalls that can easily be hiked to.

Outside Shenandoah River State Park

The park is centrally located to allow visitors to enjoy a variety of nearby attractions. These include the dazzling Luray Caverns, other parks in the area, and Civil War sites. There are also some great local restaurants and shops, and Washington, D.C., is only a little over an hour away. 

Restaurants

Big Meadows Lodge

Located with a great view of the mountains, the Big Meadows Lodge is a sit-down restaurant that features a warm ambiance and traditional American favorites such as hamburgers, wings, and a variety of soups. One of the specialties is the New Deal Turkey Plate, named in honor of President Roosevelt.

Type: American

Location: Mile 51.2, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA, 22851

West Main Market

This is a gourmet deli known for its Cubanos (Cuban pork sandwiches), Reubens, and BLTs, as well as a variety of paninis, cold subs, salads, and soups. The West Main Market also has vegetarian and vegan options.

Type: Deli

Location: 123 W. Main St., Luray, VA, 22835

Triple Crown BBQ

Specializing in North Carolina-style BBQ with a vinegar-based sauce, the Triple Crown BBQ serves delicious fare. The pulled pork, ribs, and sirloin tips are outstanding. Meals are served with traditional sides such as potato salad, dill pickles, and coleslaw.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 1079 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA, 22835

Gathering Grounds Patisserie and Cafe

The Gathering Grounds Patisserie and Cafe specializes in fresh-baked pastries and decadent desserts such as brownies, pies, and cakes. This little gem also has locally roasted espresso drinks, craft beers, and lunch specials such as quiche. They also have free Wi-Fi.

Type: Café

Location: 24 E Main St., Luray, VA, 22835

Ciro's Pizza

For an authentic New York-style pizza, served by the pie or the slice, check out Ciro's Pizza. They also feature calzones, strombolis, a variety of pasta dishes, salads, and flavorful appetizers. There is even cheesecake for dessert.

Type: Italian, Pizzeria

Location: 558 W Main St., Stanley, VA, 22851

Shopping

Warehouse Art Gallery

With items priced from $10 to $10,000, there is something for everyone at the Warehouse Art Gallery, which is located in an old warehouse. Local artist Jim Mayes opened the gallery in 2002. Currently, there are works here by over 90 regional artists.

Location: 15 Campbell St, Luray, VA, 22835

Strasburg Emporium

The Strasburg Emporium is a huge antique store near the town of Bentonville, and there are a variety of reasonably priced vintage items, including furniture, period clothing, and arts here. You'll even find vintage radios, typewriters, and other mechanical devices that will make you feel nostalgic. It's a labyrinth of a place with many nooks to explore.

Location: 160 N Massanutten St, Strasburg, VA, 22657

Sightseeing

Luray Caverns

The largest cave system in the eastern United States, the Luray Caverns have attracted many visitors since its discovery in 1878. Here, you will find an enchanted world full of stalactites, stalagmites, columns, mirrored pools, and much more.

Location: 101 Cave Hill Rd, Luray, VA, 22835

Shenandoah National Park

Extending along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah National Park provides visitors with access to many hiking trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. If you'd rather drive and stop at scenic overlooks, the Skyline Drive allows you to do so. There are waterfalls and rocky peaks, as well as a variety of bird and mammal species, including the black bear.

Location: 3655 US Hwy 211 E, Luray, VA, 22835

Sky Meadows State Park

In addition to scenic views and woodlands, the Sky Meadows State Park also offers a unique pastoral landscape as it was the site of a historic farm that existed here in Colonial times. Visitors can connect with farming practices from that era and take part in educational activities as well as enjoying hiking, picnicking, biking, and fishing.

Location: 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA, 20144

Kernstown Battlefield

The Pritchard-Grim farm was the site of two battles during the Civil War and has been preserved as a fascinating historical site complete with a field hospital. The Pritchard house itself was built in 1854 and can be toured during a visit to the 388-acre Kernstown Battlefield.

Location: 610 Battle Park Dr, Winchester, VA 22601

Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Students from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as young as 15 fought in the Battle of New Market in 1864. At the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, there are numerous opportunities to learn about the events of this battle as well as general Civil War history. There are exhibits, galleries, a 300-acre battlefield to explore, and an Emmy award-winning film, "Field of Lost Shoes," that is shown every hour.

Location: 8895 George Collins Pkwy, New Market, VA, 22844

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How to Get to
Shenandoah River State Park

The park's address is 350 Daughter of the Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA. It is located in Warren County, off Rt. 340 in Bentonville. 

To get here from Northern Virginia, take I-66 W to exit 13 and then take a right onto Rt. 55 W. Take a left onto 340 S and follow it until you come to the park entrance. 

To get here from I-81 S, take the New Market/Luray exit and then turn right onto 211 E, then another right onto 340 N.

Entering Shenandoah River State Park

The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.

Per Vehicle (1-4 adults) : $7

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