April 26, 2018

Progress on New State Park.

Work has begun on Seven Bends State Park near Woodstock. It lies between a section of the North Fork of the Shenandoah and the Massanutten Range.

Currently it is only open for walking. No facilities are available. But it is a nice place to walk along an old country road that is closed to traffic.

We recently went to a meeting at Friends of the North Fork for an update. There have been delays due to road and bridge conditions, but limited services should be in place by autumn.

Ranger Stevens, Chief Maintenance Ranger, and John Eckman of FNFSR.

Currently there are a number of old buildings which need to be demolished because they are unsafe. The site was once a farm and home to Camp Lupton, a boys' camp run by Massanutten Military Academy. Some artifacts and barn beams are being saved.

The Virginia State Parks website has general information.

Narrow roads and low-water bridges limit the type of vehicles that can enter the site at this time. Do not try to come here after a heavy rain! The river can rise quickly and flood the bridge!


  1. I'm so thankful to people who are willing to work and do these things. I love visiting the parks and visiting old landmarks.

  2. It´s always so interesting what you might find in those abandoned buildings! Even though it is dangerous...

  3. Great finds I love snooping in abandoned places :D

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Hello, new parks are always welcome. Love the deer! Happy Friday, enjoy your day!

  5. Love that red gate and good to see what is and around old buildings. I hope you have a wonderful weekend

  6. Pleased that work has begun on this park, it looks like it will be a lovely place to go and visit.

    All the best Jan

  7. Looks like a pretty place to go for a walk.


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