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.
The park provides public access to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and features two hand-carry boat launches, picnic areas, one single family-sized picnic shelter, vault restrooms, and 8 miles of hiking trails.
Just over two miles of trail lies along the 'seven bends' of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The remaining trails take you on the western slope of Powell Mountain, part of the Massanutten Mountain Range. Talus trail connects visitors to the Massanutten Trail in the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest.
The 'seven bends' section of the river features unique geology and landscape that promotes productive fishing and provides pleasant scenery for floating. The river is relatively small and shallow making it accessible to wade angling.
Car-top boat launches suitable for canoes and kayaks are located at both access sites of the park. The two launches are approximately 3 river miles apart and generally take 1-2 hours to float depending on conditions.
The park provides outdoor recreational and educational opportunities while protecting and interpreting the spectacular scenic viewshed and geological, natural and historical resources of the storied seven bends area.
- Family Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Entrance Fee
Last Updated: 10/20/2020