Experience The Park

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience Nature

Hit The Trail

The New River Trail State Park in Virginia is an exciting 57-mile adventure through stunning natural scenery and historic landmarks. Visitors can hike, bike, and horseback while enjoying beautiful views of the river and surrounding areas, including the Draper Mercantile and the fascinating Shot Tower Historical State Park.


Explore nature's beauty with healthy and exciting hikes, suitable for all levels of experience. Enjoy stunning views and physical benefits, alone or with a group. All you need is comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and a sense of adventure.


Experience the thrill of exploring the outdoors on a bike ride, a healthy and exhilarating activity suitable for all skill levels. Enjoy scenic routes and physical benefits, solo or in a group. All you need is a reliable bike, comfortable clothing, and a sense of adventure.

Horseback Riding

Discover the beauty of nature on horseback, a thrilling and healthy activity for all levels of experience. Horse rentals are not currently available at New River Trail State Park but horseback riding is allow on the trail. Please contact our concierge for boarding.

Experience Nature

Go With The Flow

The New River offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, and rafting. Surrounded by stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage, the New River is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking adventure and natural beauty.


Fishing on the New River is a popular pastime for anglers of all skill levels. The river offers a variety of fish species, including smallmouth bass and catfish, in a scenic and peaceful setting.

Tubing & Rafting

Tubing and rafting offer thrilling adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. With rapids ranging from Class I to Class IV+, the river is suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters. Enjoy the stunning scenery and adrenaline-pumping excitement on a tubing or rafting trip on the New River.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing offer exciting opportunities to explore the river's scenic beauty and wildlife. With calm stretches and mild rapids, the river is perfect for both novice and experienced paddlers. Enjoy a peaceful and unforgettable adventure on the New River.

Experience Nature

Gather Together

Gathering together is a cherished tradition at New River Trail State Park, where picnic shelters and an outdoor amphitheater offer the perfect venues for group events. Whether it's a family reunion, company picnic, or live performance, these scenic outdoor spaces provide a beautiful backdrop for unforgettable gatherings.

Picnic Shelters

Foster Falls has 2 picnic shelters: shelter #1 is a pavilion down by the river with picnic tables and a playground. Shelter #2 is a building with barn doors that can be opened. Other picnic tables can be found throughout the property.


The Foster Falls Amphitheater is an outdoor venue with lawn-style tiers for guests to set up their own chairs. Visit https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/new-river-trail to see the schedule of events.


New River Trail State Park at Foster Falls offers a variety of programs for children and adults, including nature walks, historical tours, and hands-on activities. Visit https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/new-river-trail to see the schedule of events.

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