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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Special Events!

There's a lot going on this summer! Be sure to check our Special Events page!

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Plan Your Backcountry Camping Trip

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

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Good to Know!

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

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Join The Conversation

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr

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Plan Your Outdoor Activity

Backcountry Camping | Hiking | Camping in a Campground | Attend a Ranger Program

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What Today's Fire Danger Means to You

Use general safety precautions when working and recreating outdoors. Campfires in the park are generally prohibited, except in designated areas.

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