Seven Bends State Park
Providing access to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, the 1,066-acre day-use park gets its name from the seven distinct meanders or bends that the river makes as it flows through the area.
Enjoy plenty of recreation on and off the water. See why Seven Bends is the ultimate outdoor attraction for visitors of all ages.
Seven Bends State Park Trails
Explore Seven Bends State Park’s eight miles of hiking and biking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. These scenic pathways provide the perfect setting for quality time with loved ones out in nature.
Over two miles of trails wind alongside the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The remaining pathways guide you on the western slope of Massanutten Mountain. The state park’s Talus Trail links to the 71-mile Massanutten Trail within the George Washington National Forest.
The state park permits approved electric wheelchairs and scooters, welcoming individuals of all abilities to navigate the trails.
Shenandoah River Activities
Nestled along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Seven Bends State Park is a popular hub for water activities.
Experience the river’s bends with your favorite crew on a canoe, kayak, or tube. Paddlers can access the water at any of the two hand-carry boat launches.
Anglers can enjoy wade fishing in the shallower parts of the river. Reel in smallmouth bass and other sportfish species, like sunfish, fallfish, largemouth bass, and muskellunge. You’ll need a Virginia freshwater fishing license before reeling anything in.
Seven Bends State Park Amenities
The park offers accessibility-friendly picnic areas and vault restrooms. There's one picnic shelter with a grill and table available on the Lupton Road side of the park. It’s open from 6 a.m. to dusk, and fees apply. Year-round, the park hosts events and programs for kids and adults. If you have questions, call 1-800-933-PARK, as Seven Bends doesn’t have a visitor center.
Things to Do Near Seven Bends State Park
The nearby town of Woodstock offers the whole family a delightful array of activities. Explore the town's charming Main Street, lined with art galleries, specialty boutiques, and antique shops. When it's time to eat, gather around the table at a locally-owned restaurant.
South of Woodstock, check out the Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum in Edinburg, featuring fascinating exhibits showcasing the region's rich heritage.
There’s nothing like quality time outdoors with your favorite people at Seven Bends State Park and Shenandoah County.
Seven Bends State Park is a day-use park located in the geographically unique Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Seven Bends State Park provides…