8.9 Excellent
     
Bentonville, Virginia

Shenandoah River State Park

Bentonville, Virginia


350 Daughter of Stars Dr
Bentonville, Virginia 22610
Phone: (540) 622-6840

Sites: 42
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.848799152977
Longitude: -78.313121795654
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.75 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.75
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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41 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

RV sites area all roomy and level. However, until March 2018, there are no reserved spots. 32 sites with water and electric hookups for various equipment - tents, popups and RVs up to 60 feet long. Twenty-seven sites are back-in, and five are pull-through. The advantage of the back-in sites is that the side areas are quite large. Some of the roomiest sites I have seen. All sites are level and graveled. They advertise that site assignment is made upon arrival, but we arrived and were told to go pick a site that was not tagged, and set up camp. However, this was a rainy weekend, before the height of vacation season. All have a side area with table, fire pit and lantern poles. No sewer connections, but convenient trash and dump site. Dog friendly. Be aware that with Verizon we had no cell service in the park, and not on the road until we were close to Luray in one direction and Front Royal in the other. So cable. No TV reception. There are small cabins in the campground also. Pets are allowed in the cabins for a fee. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Open year round. 50 amp and water. Water spigots all have anti-freeze device. Checkout 3pm. Clean dump station. All big rig sites. Lowest priced big rig campground with hookups in the area. Att wireless 3 bars. Choose your own site upon arrival. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery shopping in Front Royal. Also a tiny mini mart grocery store at Sunoco gas station 1 minute south of campground. All sites are good, not just the one that we were on. Back-in sites seem more level than pull-through sites.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the site closest to the river. Level, and no problems with the 30 amp service. Very clean restrooms and showers, as we have come to expect in Virginia State Parks. A few pull thru sites.

There are plenty of trails here. There are about 3 miles of flat trail along the beautiful river, and numerous more challenging trails on the hillside. If you have a retriever, there are a number of great spots for your dog to get in the river, including one about 50 feet from our camp site.

The park is new and has a great visitor center. Very friendly and helpful staff.

We stayed three nights in October before the leaves changed, which are very late this year. 45 degrees over night but warming up quickly by 10am. Will definitely return with bicycles and canoe next time. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small grocery store about 2 miles away in Bentonville. Large grocery stores and restaurants about 12 miles away in Front Royal.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large and long sites. Sites are first come first served. Mostly level. Att service 3 bars. Verizon & Sprint do not work here. Wifi available at visitor center only. Dog swimming at river access, walking distance from RVs. If power pedestal does not work, or if it keeps tripping, tell camp host, they will call ranger to put in new breaker ASAP. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Electric water loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dominos Pizza does not deliver, but located next to Martin's grocery store in Front Royal. Martin's is owned by Giant.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful park. Stunning site with beautiful views, clean, modern and spacious. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent camp hosts. Park staff lawn mowers need to be trained to be more careful around large motorhomes, they almost hit us at an intersection! RV sites are big rig friendly. The pull through sites below the camp hosts are not level. Very beautiful campground. Lowest priced big rig 50 amp and water campground to Shenandoah & Luray. Dump station. No wifi. Att data signal excellent. Avoid arriving in dark, no street lights, very dark, except for annoying bath house security lights that are on all night. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Great library with wifi in Front Royal. Rate above includes taxes and fees.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Park was clean and quiet. Sites were level and spacious. Electric hookups offered 50A, 30A, and 20A. The ZipLine was terrific. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E-W Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the ZipLine.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

It would be nearly impossible to find any negative things to say about this Park. The campground within the park is modern, new and very clean. The spaces are huge and water and electric are present at each pad. Dump out is at exit. The park has great trails perfect for biking and hiking... we explored nearly all of the trails in 4 days. The views are breathtaking. River and trail access is just steps from your camper... theres a lot to do in this park. my only gripe would be they have not installed wifi... which for today's traveler is really useful for planning.
The park is fairly large and it can take a few days to explore all of it, it's a 4 day minimum adventure! Biking, hiking, horse back, canoe and zip lining are all right here ! We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The park features a very nice visitors center with a lot of information. I recommend hiking the trails at night with a flashlight for spotting wildlife. Our favorite trail was the furtherest from the campground "Wildcat Ledge" - breathtaking views! The flood plain areas and valleys of the park are so beautiful and quiet, you'll feel very immersed in nature.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State Park near North Entrance to Skyline Drive in Front Royal. Open year round (unlike campgrounds on Skyline Dr). Felt that $40 was a little expensive for a State Park with electric and water only. You end up paying the same as a transient as one pays booking online. Clean bathrooms and hot showers. Laundry room with two washers and dryers plus a change dispenser. I believe the cost was $0.75 per wash/dry. Some nice trails around, but as others had mentioned, the trail by the river can get (and was) very muddy. Sites were fairly level. Some paved, most gravel with some pull thru spots. It's a shame that some of the sites that have the best views (mountains -none with river views) had the connections forcing one to face away from the view unless you have enough hose/cords to snake around or under your rig. All in all, a great base camp for exploring Skyline Drive by car or a place to rest up before tackling Skyline Drive the next morning in RV (best views and most pull offs on Skyline are on the right side, heading south). Liberal check out time of 3PM makes the price more palatable for those looking for R&R or desiring time to work on RV, but check in is not til 4, by this time of year there was no issue getting in early. Hosts were nice enough, however we didn't like that they had their dog chained up outside late at night in the cold. Will likely try this again, especially off season as we live in Arlington. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Martins Grocery is great (Similar to Giant Food).

Skyline Drive is best heading south which makes this a great place to rest up before entering the nearby northernmost entrance.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We're staying here for a couple of nights to get out of the city and recharge. We're in the campground in an RV. Nicely laid out ... sites not too close together. Back-in sites appear to be more level than the pull-throughs. 35 sits available. 10 more tent camping sites available on the river. Take in one beautiful spot -- perfect for watching a sunset -- at Culler's Overlook overlooking the Massanutten Mountains. Lots of trails to hike, and there's a new zipline, too. Also a boat ramp for launching canoes & kayaks, but nothing bigger. Convenient to the northernmost entrance to the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park ... about eight miles to the north near Front Royal, Va. A number of wineries are in the area, too. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Camp Host Site
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of wineries nearby. Also, shopping in Front Royal, about 9 miles away.

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Review Count: 177
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

It is apparently VA parks policy to not assign sites during reservation. When you arrive you are told to pick out an available site and report to the office site selected. This method requires 2 trips and inconvenience. Check-in staff were friendly. Interior roads and some site drives were paved. Most site drives were gravel. The sites are new and on a side of a hill. Interior roads are a little narrow to turn or back into sites, if you have a big rig. Take it slow and easy. Good amount of green space between sites. Trees are small, so little shade and they don't present a hazard. No Verizon cell service. Sat TV was easy to receive. Many water activities and zipline are nearby. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were on site 4 which is super unlevel for a diesel pusher, all tires were off the ground except for the rear driver's side. Site 2 also unlevel, rear tires off the ground. The rangers need to do a better job leveling the sites. Most sites looks level, but once you park a diesel pusher, you will notice that sites are unlevel. Checkout time of 3 PM is great. Power pedestal worked great this time. Water pump station noise in back of campground needs to be shielded with sound wall. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Martin's in Front Royal is closest grocery store. There is a small gas station store with basics, if you turn right towards Luray, and drive a mile, just check for expiration dates, since they sell almost old items.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park. Large sites. This area offers lots of things to do, zip line in park, has several miles of river frontage, fishing, hiking, biking and kayaking! The only thing one could complain about is the absence of Verizon service, which is our fault. AT&T and Sprint work well. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Still the lowest priced 50 amp water hookup big rig sites in the entire area. Very large and beautiful sites. Back in sites are more level than pull-through sites. Only minus is that the power blinked out twice in one day on site 5. Someone needs to check the power distribution boxes again. The zip line is $84 per person, so we did not try. There is water access, but very steep and muddy. Camp host in tent was excellent & friendly. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

For a state park, this 4-year old campground was better than we expected. We loved the size of the sites and the separation between them. We were on the upper tier of sites (#2) where most, if not all, are pull-through sites. The sites' patios are staggered, so your next door neighbor isn't peering onto your patio when he looks out his window. The lower tier had mostly back-in sites, but were much closer to the river access points. I was a little disappointed in the access points, thinking they would be more user-friendly, but that's just me. The electric and water utilities were flawless. Satellite access in the upper tier was excellent. As noted before, cell phone service can be a challenge. The visitors' center has a Wi-Fi network that you can access while there. It's a bit of a hike to get there, or just drive as most do. Otherwise, you need to drive into Front Royal, about 8 miles away. Our camp host was a tent camper, and a very pleasant one at that. Overall, a great, relaxing, and quiet campground. We camped at Shenandoah River State Park in a Motorhome.

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