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Shenandoah River State Park, Virginia- Volunteer Vacations 2022

March 20 - March 26

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In addition to the meandering river frontage, Shenandoah River State 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. With more than 24 miles of trails, the park has plenty of options for hiking, biking, horseback riding and adventure. American Hiking Society volunteers will work on installing a retaining wall along our Bluebell and River Trails for erosion control, construct lateral ditches and culverts on turnpike areas of the Cottonwood Trail, and expand the trail corridor on parks Maddox Tract. If time permits, volunteers will also work to improve overall drainage on the Bear Bottom Loop.

AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Manahoac peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, and those who continue to steward these lands today. AHS invites all volunteers to join us in our commitment to support and amplify the work of Indigenous communities as they work to dismantle the systems of oppression that these communities continue to face today.

Organizer

Virginia State Parks

Accommodations

Cabin/Lodge

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 2 miles each work day.

Project Rating

Moderate

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

Shenandoah River State Park is located just 5 miles south of the northern most entrance to Shenandoah National Park. Nearby attractions also include Skyline Drive, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns and Sky Meadows State Park. The park itself has 24 miles of trails, 14 of which are considered multi-use, and 5 miles of shoreline along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Accommodations Description

There is a cabin situated off of our River Trail that is utilized for volunteer groups. It has an open sleeping area with 7 bunk beds, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. There are 6 bunk beds in one central room and an additional bunk bed in a covered porch area. Volunteers need to bring their own linens (sheets/bedding or sleeping bags) and towels. Please contact [email protected] for assistance with gear needs.

Travel

Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, VA is the closes major airport. Airport pickup is not provided for this trip. Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from camp and the work site. Carpooling can be arranged once the project is confirmed.

Venue

Shenandoah River State Park
350 Daughter of Stars Dr, Bentoville, VA 22610 United States + Google Map
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