At Our Parks - Shenandoah National Park 

Just a short drive away, nestled among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, visitors will find Shenandoah National Park. The park features 500 miles of trails that lead hikers to cascading waterfalls, incredible vistas, and the quiet of the woods. 200,000 acres of protected lands are home to many bird species, deer and the elusive black bear. Activities are endless - take a hike, picnic with family and friends, or take in the incredible views along Skyline Drive. 

Park News: 

New Entrance Fees (effective January 1, 2017):

Pass Type Cost
Per Vehicle (1-7 days) $25
Per Person (1-7 days) $10
Motorcycle $20
Annual Pass $50 

2018 Opening Dates:

Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51 Skyline Drive - Open 7 days a week beginning March 23

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, mile 4.6 Skyline Drive - Open 7 days a week beginning April 6

Big Meadows Campground & Lewis Mountain Campground - Open March 30

Loft Mountain, Mathews Arm & Dundo Group Campgrounds - Open May 2

Elkwallow, Pinnacles, South River, and Dundo Picnic Grounds are currently open

Big Meadows & Lewis Mountain Picnic Grounds  - Open March 30

Dickey Ridge Picnic Grounds - Open April 6

Click here for more information, or call the park at (540) 999-3500

BIG MEADOWS LODGE

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SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Shenandoah River flows through the valley to the west, with Massanutten Mountain, 40 miles long, standing between the river's north and south forks. The rolling Piedmont country lies to the east of the park. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west. The park holds more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Trails may follow a ridge crest, or they may lead to high places with panoramic views or to waterfalls in deep canyons. Many animals, including deer, black bears, and wild turkeys, flourish among the rich growth of an oak-hickory forest. In season, bushes and wildflowers bloom along the Drive and trails and fill the open spaces. Apple trees, stone foundations, and cemeteries are reminders of the families who once called this place home. Camping, horseback riding, cottages, and lodging are available at different locations along the drive.

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