The park itself has 4 campgrounds. One in Galax, two in Foster Falls and one closer to the town of Fries. There are no cabins in this park and no RV sites. They are ALL primitive. That means NO SHOWERS...make sure you understand that. Two of have drinking water but NO SHOWERS....lol.
We camped in the Millrace Campground which was one of the campgrounds in Forster Falls.
The town of Foster Falls was established around the iron industry, more specifically, Foster Falls Mining Company. Their operation, which started in the late 1800s, created pig iron that was shipped North on the rail road that is now the feature of the New River Trail State Park. A passenger depot and hotel were later added. Today the old furnace, train depot and hotel still remain. The hotel has gone through various owners and has been used as a school and children's home. Today it is owned by the State Park and efforts are being made to restore the Inn.
|What remains of the manufacturing furnace|
|The train depot|
|Wagons for use by campers|
|The view of the river from site #10|
|The view from site #6|
|I could have sat here all day and enjoyed this view|
The park has a horse livery, historical buildings, a nature center, amphitheater, bike/canoe/tube rentals. Along with the trail itself and the river you have plenty of things to keep you busy. And if that isn't enough there is a winery 2 miles away. I will post more about the actual trail in a separate post...too much for one. But hit me up if you have questions about camping here. I'll do my best to answer what I can.