Once Upon a Time I Visited the Shenandoah River State Park

Looking South on the Shenandoah River

Photo by Brian Larkin, November 15, 2003

     

Hiking During Hunting Season

November 2003. We were staying near Luray, Va. I wanted to go hiking. Autumn in VA is hunting season. I had a problem.

Hiking in the woods while all those hunters with their AK-47 assault weapons are out there looking for something to shoot didn't strike me as especially bright. 

The answer - this state park: NO HUNTING.

Shenandoah River State Park 

Named for a 27-year member of the Virginia House of Delegates, the Raymond R. "Andy" Guest, Jr. Shenandoah River State Park is located  a few miles south of Front Royal, VA. off Rt. 340 in Bentonville.

(Click here for a map)

    
Looking North on the Shenandoah River

Photo by Brian Larkin, November 15, 2003

(Shelter #2 Picnic Area)

Photo by Brian Larkin, November 15, 2003

     

Handicapped Accessible

The park proudly proclaims that everything within its 1604 acres and 5.6 miles of river frontage is Handicapped Accessible.

It offers 4 picnic areas as well as camp sites and 15 hiking trails. 

Most trails range from 0.2 miles to 1.8 miles and are rated easy to moderate.

Click here for more information about Virginia's State Parks


HOME  |  MENU