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Shenandoah River State Park is in the town of Bentonville, Virginia.
The park was established in 1994, and covers 1,619 acres along the South Fork Shenandoah River.
In addition to gorgeous river frontage, the park offers you and your dog vistas overlooking Massanutten Mountain to the west and Shenandoah National Park to the east.
Camping in Shenandoah River State Park allows you the opportunity to enjoy BOTH the State Park AND the National Park, plus, you can take a ride on Skyline Drive!
How convenient and fun is that?
Bring your RV, tent or rent a cabin with your dog!
In Shenandoah River State Park, there are 12 riverfront tent campsites, a campground with water and electric sites, cabins, camping cabins and a group campground.
With more than 24 miles of trails, the park has plenty of options for you to hike with your dog.
And if you want to, just jump in the car and head to Shenandoah National Park and hike there too! Shenandoah National Park is one of the few national parks that allow pets on trails.
The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the Park.
There are many stops you can make along the way.
It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the National Park on a clear day.
Brickle and Digby’s List Of Why You Have To Camp With Your Dog At Shenandoah River State Park
- Spacious campsites for privacy
- Hiking alongside a river
- Close to dog friendly Shenandoah National Park and even more hiking
- Relaxing and driving the Skyline Drive with the persons
- Sitting in the grass and gazing up at the mountains
- Watching deer on the mountainside in the early morning
Girl Person and Boy Person’s List Of Why You Have To Camp With Your Dog At Shenandoah River State Park
- Big campsites that are easy to access
- Two week stay allowed to fully enjoy both the State Park and the National Park
- Easy driving distance to grocery stores, one of which is a natural store with great bread and local produce on the weekend (check with store to verify)
- Nice and relaxed dog friendly atmosphere
- Beautiful trails and views
- Hot and clean showers
- Laundry facilities with a change machine
Our favorite campgrounds are always ones that our dogs love.
Shenandoah River State Park captured their hearts and ours with green grass, beautiful mountain views and a meandering river.
Taking in the paw-paw trees by the river and learning more about Virginia’s trees, plants and fruits was a wonderful experience.
You truly will not run out of activities to do with your dog at both the State Park and nearby National Park.
Enjoy the amenities of this very clean State Park while you camp and take day trips to the National Park.
Take advantage of all of the dog friendly trails there which are a rarity in our National Parks.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. We have to say that Virginia may be for lovers…but it is most definitely for dog lovers too! We can’t wait to return.
Shenandoah River State Park and campground details:
Shenandoah River State Park
350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610
Phone: (540) 622-6840
The park is in Warren County, eight miles south of Front Royal and 15 miles north of Luray, just off U.S. Route 340 in Bentonville. From Northern Virginia, take 66 West to Linden exit. At light, turn right on 55 West to Front Royal, then left on 340 South for 8 miles. From I-81, Front Royal exit to 340 South to Bentonville. Look for park signs along the way. Turn right on Daughter of Stars Drive. Contact station is located at the top of the hill.
THERE IS A PER NIGHT PER PET FEE FOR CATS AND DOGS IN ALL CABINS (PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE YURTS). CUSTOMERS MAKING RESERVATIONS VIA THE WEB ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VISITING THE PARK OFFICE TO PAY ALL APPLICABLE PET FEES. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CALL THE RESERVATION CENTER AT 800-933-7275 TO PAY THE PET FEES IN ADVANCE.
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