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New River Trail State Park
map-New River Trail State Park 116 Orphanage Dr, Meadows, Virginia, 24360 276-699-6778 call-reservation Distance from hotel: 17.80 miles Visit Website Category: Activities
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Nature's Calling. New River Trail State Park - Wytheville, VA

Spend the day outdoors exploring a 57-mile park right on the scenic New River where a railroad once operated. The park is ideal for biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, or enjoying a laid-back picnic. There are plenty of tunnels, bridges, and lakes that make the miles of trails even more breathtaking.
Come summertime, bike, boat, and horse rentals are available in the Foster Falls area, as well as guided horseback rides, and historic tours of 150-year-old Shot Tower. Enjoy glimpses of wildlife and views of the river and cliffs as you venture off from access points like Chestnut Yard, Cliffview, Dannelly Park, Draper, Hiwassee, and Ivanhoe.


Hours -

Open daily from dawn-dusk

Prices -

Park entrance is free. Parking is $5. Boat launch fees are $3 per day.


  • Horse Shows & Rodeos
  • Shot Tower Tours
  • Great American Backyard Campout
  • Roving Ranger Programs
  • Independence Day Adventure
  • Skin and Bones Cliffview


  • Camping
  • Hiking & biking
  • Guided nature hikes
  • Fishing & boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnics


  • Will I need to pay a parking fee at the State Park?

    Yes, parking is $5 per car for up to 8 passengers and $10 per car for 9-15 passengers. Horse trailer parking is $3 and includes the vehicle fee. All parking fees are valid for the entire day during the park’s open hours. Parking is available near the town park on Riverview Avenue. 
  • Are fishing and boating allowed at the State Park?

    Yes, the river is ideal for fishing and has large populations of game from bass and catfish to walleye and yellow perch. The park also rents kayaks and canoes seasonally at the Foster Falls Boat and Bike Livery on the weekends. Boat ramps are available at Allisonia, Foster Falls, and Austinville. 

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