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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 622-6840 shenandoahriver@dcr.virginia.gov
  • Site Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission fee
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Site MDS09: 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. 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

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.

Loop Map