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Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr., Shenandoah River State Park

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Elevation: 547 ft.

Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr./Shenandoah River State Park provides access to the east bank of the Shenandoah River’s South Fork as well as neighboring fields, forests and hillsides providing everything from river access to sweeping river views. Wildlife watching opportunities in the park are diverse and range from the herons, waterfowl and otter on the river to the white-tailed deer, black bear, scarlet tanager and other neotropical migrants of the forest. Overhead, almost anything might appear from osprey and bald eagle fishing the river to broad-winged hawk and American kestrel. While moving from the river into the forest, search blooming wildflowers for butterflies such as eastern tiger and spicebush swallowtails, hackberry emperor and a variety of skippers, sulphurs and whites.


From the Bentonville to Front Royal Landing, return to Rt. 613 and follow it east 0.8 miles to US 340 North. Go north on US 340 for 1.2 miles to the Park on the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 622-6840
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission fee

Birds Recently Seen at Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr., Shenandoah River State Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Wood Duck
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird

Seasonal Bird Observations


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