New River Trail RV Park – Fries, VA
We have stayed at New River Trail RV Park on numerous occasions this year and can honestly state that it is one of the nicest RV parks we’re ever stayed in. When we camped at other parks in the area we were always ready to leave after a couple of days. But there is just something very unique about this “special little park in the mountains” and the small town of Fries!
The campground is located in a narrow valley between two mountains. The park is very well laid out with beautiful landscaping and grounds. Each RV site has a great natural view instead of seeing the back of another RV when you are sitting under your awning – what a difference! Each site has 50amp service, cable TV with plenty of channels, water, sewer, and I’ve had no trouble accessing their wireless Internet service from any site in the park.
The park has a small creek running through it and a large water wheel that provides a wonderful waterfall sound. The park is in its 3rd year of operation and the owner continues to make improvements in the landscaping. Though it is small it can accommodate large RVs.
This is probably the quietest and most peaceful park we’ve ever stayed in. We often find ourselves just staying around the park and relaxing instead of feeling the need to leave the park as we often do at other campgrounds.
The New River Trail is very close by which is good for biking or walking. The New River is just beyond the trail and since it is shallow, it is very good for tubing or just playing in the water. And the fishing is good in this area of the river as well. I almost forgot to mention that the trail is an old railroad bed with beautiful scenary that I think is about 57 miles long.
I can’t close this review without stating that one of the best things about this park is the husband/wife team who owns and operates the park themselves – what a refreshing change! They have always been extremely helpful and I’ve never seen anything other than a very pleasant attitude from them and I’ve never heard anything bad about them or the park from anyone in the area.
The park is only minutes from Galax, NC and easily accessible from Interstate 77.