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

Description

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.

In July, expect to find gray squirrels, eastern chipmunks, and many species of birds enjoying wild berries. Photo Credit: Lisa Mease

In July, expect to find gray squirrels, eastern chipmunks, and many species of birds enjoying wild berries. Photo Credit: Lisa Mease/DWR

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.

Directions

Physical Address: 350 Daughter of Stars Dr., Bentonville, VA 22610

From Front Royal, head south on US-340 S/S Royal Ave and the park entrance will be on the right in approximately 8.4 miles.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 622-6840 shenandoahriver@dcr.virginia.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission fee

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

  • Black-billed Cuckoo
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Carolina Wren
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Chipping Sparrow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Camping
  • Fee
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch