Memorial Day thru
End of Season
Womanless Beauty Contest
We are a Family owned and operated Campground.
Established in 1974, we are now in our second generation of management.
The owner, now 86 yrs old, is our mother, although she is affectionately
known as "Granny".
The property was purchased in
1961 along with an additional 42 acres as a dairy farm. The farm house along
with the haybarn on the left just before the campground entrance was ours. The
subdivision just before the farm house was our pasture field. The 'bottom' land
was perfect for crops as it could be irragated during drought years. We started
construction on the campground while we were still operating the dairy. The farm
house along with 42 acres were sold in 1970. We kept 89 acres which is now the
In June of 1976 the Bicentennial Wagon Train camped with
us. It was quite a sight seeing the Conestoga wagons, Prairie Schooners, and
even a quaint chuck wagon coming down the hill to the campground. It was like
taking a trip back 200 years walking through the encampment which took up the
whole field above the lake. All the cooking was done in the chuck wagon.
Farriers traveled with the group to reshoe horses as necessary. Loretta Lynn's
husband Dolittle "Mooney" Lynn traveled with the group.
We have made many
changes to the campground throughout the years. The addition of four indoor hot
tubs, inground swimming pool, gameroom, campers kitchen, camping cabins, on-site
rental campers, 18 hole mini-golf course, and cafe are some of our improvements.
We have many more improvements planned for the future.
It is very
heartwarming seeing our camping friends with their spouses and children staying
with us while remembering them as children camping with their parents and
These are but a few of our memories. Do you have a special
memory of Shenandoah Valley Campground? Email it to us
and we will add it to our 'Memories' page.
It is not just a cliche´ when
we say "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES"
Hi, I was able to pick up the wagon train at your campground
with a few friends from the Middle River Farm that was right above the
campground. We stayed with them and started out the day they left Verona to ride
I was riding my new horse and he got a little spooked with all
the riders and wagons and we almost fell down the side of the mountain. My
friend, Dave Harvey, grabbed my horse by his bridle and spurred his forward and
my horse and I were saved! At first everyone wanted me to go home but I told
them I wasn't going to miss a chance of a lifetime. I had taken off for work for
that day and, when I got into work the next day I didn't hear the end of it.
Turns out that I was riding right where they were filming and I was on
Dave finished the journey to Gettysburg, PA and when he came
back, we spent a few nights at the campground because everyone was so nice. I
really wished we had pictures of that time because it was the best time of my
Hi, I was also on the wagon train, it was the most wonderful experience of
my life. I was looking for some souvenirs from that time. If anybody has
anything? Thank-you again for the memories.
Just found this
sight and it got me remembering when I came through with the wagon train. I was
on the 1st Cav wagon from Fort Hood Texas. Those were the good old days.
Regards, Bruce Tilley
I have a
lot of black and white photos of the time the Bicentennial Wagon Train camped at
your campground. My husband was a photographer and took 100s of photos of the
train as it passed from New Castle, VA to Staunton.
my memories was everytime i came there my motor
home never left storage and i always had a good time use are the nices people
ive ever met I will see you friday the second if every thing goes well.
barry with the 87 allegro im coming with a macanic lol needs water pump see ya
I too was on that wagon train...what a wonderful time with many great
memories! Some where there is a picture of my sisters at the reins of that
Fort Hood...when it made the front page in Virginia, ...
I was only 9 when the wagon train came thru upstate
New York, it was one of the neatest things I've ever seen or been a part of. My
daughter is studying the Oregon Trail in school and it's exciting to share this
Just out of curiosity I was
wondering who runs the Verona Campground now? Every year when I was a little
girl we use to camp at Verona for the Memorial Holiday. It’s been probably
about 25 years since we last came there. I was just looking at the website, and
I can’t believe how much it has changed. When we were camping there, we use to
swim in the lake that is now used for swimming. I remember Saturday nights
there was Bluegrass music and a cake walk under the Snack Shack. I can’t
remember the ladies name that ran the store, but I remember a man named Duke,
and I remember Duke always had to sing the last song on Saturday nights.
PS Missing those good ole’days.
I was a out rider on the Bicentennial Wagon Train
from Texas along with a lot of other riders we made a lot of frends in the
Shenandoah Valley . As I show my Grand kids the old Photos and try to explain
what it was like and why some we met will be with us for ever
We have lost a lot of the true Temsters and
Riders but that can not be helped . It is the frends that we all have lost
contact with that we need help with
Please post this From THE APACHE Bicentennial
Wagon Train Reunion @Yahoo Groups
I was Thinking about all the fun and frends I made
along the way that I forgot to put in that this Fourth Of July the Show Troupe
That Put on the nightley Shows for every one is haveing a Reunion Show At Pen
State dought that we will be able to make it but thought that you might be able
to see it Apache