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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.
Overnight facilities are open for reservations. Reminder: linens are not provided.
Interpretive programs are not scheduled to resume at this time.
This 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 meandering river frontage, the park offers scenic views of Massanutten Mountain to the west and Shenandoah National Park to the east. A large riverside picnic area, picnic shelters, trails, river access and a car-top boat launch make this a popular destination 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.
This park's hours of operation are between 8 a.m. and dusk.
8 a.m. to dusk.
The park is in Warren County, 8 miles south of Front Royal and 15 miles north of Luray. It's off Rt. 340 in Bentonville.
Its address is 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610; Latitude, 38.854777. Longitude, -78.306552.
From Northern jonathanlewisforcongress.com, take I-66 West to exit 13 (Linden). Turn left off the ramp. Go one block to a stoplight where you'll take a right onto Rt. 55 West. At the fifth stoplight, turn left onto 340 South. Drive eight miles; the park's entrance is on the right.From I-81 North, take exit 300 onto I-66 East. From I-66, take exit 6. Turn right off the ramp onto 340 South. Follow 340 South through Front Royal, then drive eight miles to the park's entrance on the right.From I-81 South, take exit 264 to New Market and Luray. Turn right off the ramp. Turn left at the second stoplight, go one block to another stoplight and turn right onto 211 East. Stay on this highway for 15 miles, where you'll take a right exit onto 340 North. Drive about 12 miles to the park's entrance on the left.Drive Times: Northern jonathanlewisforcongress.com, one and a half hours; Richmond, two and a half hours; Tidewater/jonathanlewisforcongress.com Beach, four and a half hours; Roanoke, two and a half hours
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The park,including all of the overnight facilities, is open year-round.Lodging options include standard tent-only sites, electric-water camping, three yurts, four camping cabins (bunkhouses), regular cabins and a lodge. For information on the availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can reserve online or call 1-800-933-PARK (7275). Click here for park fees.
Click here for details on reservation cancellation and transfer policies. There is a charge, plus tax, per pet per night for cabin stays. There are no designated swimming areas at the park.
Note: Be sure to bring confirmation letter(s) or reservation number(s) when you check in. If someone else is checking in for you, make sure the person has the reservation number. The number is needed to enter the cabin or lodge. Camping, cabin and lodge guests should also be prepared to show an ID.
Cabins | Lodges | Yurts | Camping Cabin | Camping
Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, cabins and the lodge are rented by the week. Rentals start on Saturday or Sunday depending on the cabin. This requirement is reduced to a four-night stay three months out and dropped to two nights in the last month before arrival. A two-night minimum stay is required for the rest of the year. This park has no extra bed rentals. Cabins and lodges are open year-round and may be reserved up to 11 months in advance. Check-in is 4 p.m., and checkout is 10 a.m.
Late arrivals: Check the contact station (the building at the park's entrance) for an envelope with the last name of the person who made the reservation. Instructions are in the envelope. Also, those arriving after-hours should check-in at the park office between 9:30 and 11 a.m. the next day and bring an ID.
When a week-long stay is required, rental for cabins 1-5 starts on Saturday and on Sunday for cabins 6-11.No extra bed rentals. Check-in is 4 p.m., and checkout is 10 a.m.
Kitchen: Refrigerator, stove, coffeemaker,coffee filters, paper towels, dishes, small bottle of dish detergent, silverware, cooking utensils, pots, pans, microwave oven, toaster, can opener.Bring food, dish detergent, dishcloths, coffee filters, coffee, seasonings, nonstick cooking spray, soap, bath towels, etc.No linens are provided. Guests must bring their own linens and towels.No dishwasher, phone, TV, washer or dryer.Mission style rustic furniture.Deck.Fireplace.Firewood is available for purchase. Do not bring your own firewood.Bedrooms: Bed(s), nightstands, dresser, closet, and a clock-radio.Bathroom.Climate-controlled.A picnic table, fire-ring and a charcoal pedestal grill are beside the cabin.Wrap-around deck; open porch with rocking chairs and end tables.Cabin 2, the lodge and cabin 5 are universally accessible.Two vehicles, including trailers, are allowed per cabin. A daily parking fee is charged for additional vehicles. The number of cars allowed to park by the cabin proper varies. All vehicles and trailers must be parked in designated areas. There is no overflow parking area.No smoking.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Only overnight guests are allowed in the park after 10 p.m.Pets are allowed. There's an extra fee per pet per night, plus tax.
Total sites of each type: Two-bedroom frame, 9; three-bedroom frame, 1; six-bedroom lodge, 1
Two-bedroom frame: Nine two-bedroom frame cabins; Cabin 2 is universally accessible. Cabins allow a maximum of six and have one queen bed, two sets of bunk beds (that sleep four total), except for Cabin 2 which has the queen bed and only one set of bunk beds. No extra bed rentals.Three-bedroom frame: One three-bedroom frame cabin; Cabin 5 is universally accessible. This cabin accommodates up to eight and has one queen bed, two single beds in a second bedroom and two sets of bunk beds (that sleep four total) in a third bedroom; no extra bed rentals.Six-bedroom lodge (Lod 03-SAT): One six-bedroom lodge, is universally accessible and accommodates up to 16. It has three baths, two bedrooms each with a queen-size bed, two bedrooms each with two single beds and two bedrooms each with two sets of bunk beds (i.e., can sleep up to four in each bedroom); no extra bed rentals.
Total: 10 cabins; one lodge
The park has one six-bedroom lodge that sleeps up to 16. No bed rentals. When a week-long stay is required, rental begins on Saturday. Check-in is 4 p.m., and checkout is 10 a.m.
Kitchen: Refrigerator, stove, coffeemaker, coffee filters, paper towels, dishes,small bottle of dish detergent,silverware, cooking utensils, pots, pans, microwave oven, toaster, can opener.Bring food, extra dish detergent, dishcloths, coffee, seasonings, nonstick cooking spray, bath towels, etc.No linens are provided. Guests must bring their own linens and towels.No dishwasher, phone or TV.Washing machine: Please use only high efficiency (HE) detergent.Rustic furniture.Front and back decks with rocking chairs.Maximum six cars, including trailers, per lodge. A daily parking fee is charged for additional vehicles. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas, and there is no overflow parking area.Six bedrooms.Two bedrooms have queen size beds, two have two single beds and two have two sets of bunk beds each.Three bathrooms.Next to the lodge are a picnic table, a charcoal pedestal grill and a campfire ring.Universally accessible: kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms and one bathroom.Climate-controlled.Gas log fireplace.Washer and dryer.No smoking allowed.Pets are allowed. There's an extra fee plus tax per pet per night.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Only overnight guests are allowed in the park after 10 p.m.
Recreational yurts are a modern adaptation of an ancient nomadic shelter. They're basicallya cross between a tent and a cabin. The park has three yurts. Yurts 1 and 2 are in the River Right campground, and yurt 3, which is handicapped accessible, isin the RV campground. Each yurt has a large wooden deck, a picnic table, a charcoal grilland a fire-ring with cooking grate. Reservations are required. Parking for two vehicles is available at yurt 3; yurts 1 and 2 share parking with the River Right campground. Parking for those yurts is about 100 yards away. Wagons are available to move supplies to the yurts. Parking is first-come, first-served in River Right campground. More parking is available at Massanutten Shelter, which is several hundred yards away.
Check-in is 4 p.m. and checkout is 10 a.m. Cabin rental and cancellation policies apply. There is a two-night minimum rental.
Maximum occupancy four. Sleeps three. One queen-sized and a twin-sized trundle pull-out. Guests must bring sleeping bags or linens.No smoking, cooking or pets allowed in the yurt.Yurts 1 and 2 are within sight of the river and adjacent to a river access point. Yurt 3 is a short walk from the river and river access.Dining table seats four.No heating or air-conditioning.Yurts one and two use the River Right bathhouse. Yurt three uses the RV bathhouse.Yurt three is universally accessible.
Total: 3 yurts.
Four camping cabins
Check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out is 10 a.m.No heat.Linens not provided.Sleeps up to four; no extra bed rentalsTwo-night minimum.Week-long stay not required during prime season.No bathroom, kitchen, fireplace, air conditioning or heat.Four walls, a roof, two sets of bunk beds with mattresses, a table, four chairs, small porch,screened windows, electrical outlets, one lighted ceiling fan, an outside picnic table, a fire-ring, charcoal grill and a lantern post.No tents, campers or other camping equipment allowed at sites.Use campground bathhouses for bathroom and showers.Parking for two cars.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m.
The transfer deadline policy, cancellation and pet fees for camping cabins are the same as those for cabins.
Camping is year-round. Shenandoah River's developed campground has 31sites with water and electric hookups for various equipment – tents, popups and RVs up to 60 feet long. The campground has centrally located restrooms with hot showers. Sites have fire-rings, picnic tables and lantern holders. Twenty-six sites are back-in, and five are pull-through.
All sites are specifically reserved.Site specific detailsPhotos of the sites
Four camping cabins (small bunkhouses) also are in the EW campground. They are unheated. The maximum occupancy for the camping cabins is four. There are 12standard tents-only sites in the Right River Campground, which isn't near the EW Campground.
Those arriving after 4:30 should check in at the contact station booth at the park's entrance. A rack outside the booth has envelopes with check-in documents for each guest.
EW Campground Sites (year-round)
EW – Electric and water hookups for various equipment (tents, pop-ups, RVs) up to 60 feet; bathhouse with hot showers. Tents must fit on a 20’ by 25' tent pad.Check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out is 1 p.m.Outlets provide 20, 30 and 50-amp current.Each campsite has a steel fire-ring that can be used for cooking and campfires.All camping equipment and vehicles must fit on the campsite. Sites can accommodate up to two camping units but only one can have wheels. The site rental includes parking fees for up to two vehicles. Customers must pay parking fees for additional vehicles.Those visiting overnight guests must pay a daily parking fee and leave the park by 10 p.m.Quiet time is from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m.Campsites have round grills on a cement pad on the ground. The grill can be used to make a campfire or for cooking. Campfires are allowed only in the designated area.Those arriving late should register at the visitor center the next morning.Firewood is for sale at the camp host site; to help prevent the spread of invasive species, please do not bring your own firewood.Pets are allowed.
River Right Campground (tents only, year-round)
Twelve standard tent canoe-in or walk-in sites (TentStd), each with a picnic table, grill and fire ring. Sites are reserved by site number.Site specific detailsPhotos of the sites
The sites are less than 50 yards from the parking lot. The campground has a full service bathhouse. Potable water is available near the two vault toilets, and gray water sinks are near the bathhouse and the vault toilets. There are two river-access points and parking for up to 21 vehicles.
Cottonwood Primitive Group Camp
This walk-in site is for tents only, accommodates up to 30 and is about 100 yards from the parking lot. The site is open year-round, depending on weather and site conditions. There's a bathhouse nearby. Call the Customer Service Center, 800-933-7275, to reserve this site. The cancellation fee for a group site accommodating at least seven people is higher than is the fee for individual campsites.
Total sites: 10 tent standard sites, 32 EW sites; 4 camp cabins; one group site.