Nature’s Calling!

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!

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Bloodroot with dew dripping down the right side of blossom.

30th Annual Wildflower Weekend & Youth Art Contest

Join us at Shenandoah May 7-80th for our 30th annual Wildflower Weekend and Youth Art in the Park Contest.

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Broken branches lie across Skyline Drive shrouded in fog and ice.

Winter Message From the Superintendent

Superintendent Jim Northup's letter to our winter visitors

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A bright red cardinal sits on a snow-covered twig.

Winter in Shenandoah

Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51, Skyline Drive) is open weekends! Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays, 9:30-4:00.

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Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease

Update on Chronic Wasting Disease: Response Plan approved.

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Hiker seated on rock with blue sky.

Good to Know!

Going for a hike? Check our "Hiking Alerts" page for any closures or special notices affecting trails!

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Two backcountry campers setting up their campsite

Plan Your Backcountry Camping Trip

Visit our backcountry camping trip planner to plan your own Shenandoah adventure!

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