Skyline Drive Status
Winter Weather is in the forecast so please check before coming. For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also use Facebook and Twitter for updates. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) during hunting season. Starting November 11 the north and south sections will be closed at night. The entire Drive will be closed at night starting December 9. More »
Let's Move Outside! Junior Ranger Program
Hey kids! Did you know that you should have at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day in order to stay fit and healthy? What better way is there to meet this goal than to “play” outdoors in a National Park?
First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move Outside as a component of her national Let’s Move! campaign to battle childhood obesity. Let’s Move Outside! gives kids - and parents! – ways to get moving in America’s great outdoors.
John F. Mitchell
National parks across the country are joining the Let’s Move Outside effort with a new feature of the National Park Service’s popular Junior Ranger program called Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger. Young people who complete at least one physical activity in pursuit of their Junior Ranger badge can receive a special sticker that designates them as a Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger.
At Shenandoah National Park, the Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger program offers kids and parents the chance to hike on park trails during a ranger-guided Junior Ranger program. Or, you can explore on your own with one of three Ranger Explorer Guides. These activities are not only great exercise, but also provide incredibly fun ways to see and learn about the park.
Before heading out, visit Let’s Move Outside for more information about activities and participating parks. This website hub will link families to the great outdoors and give tips and ideas on how to best plan and enjoy an active adventure. The National Park Service provides 84 million acres to explore, so there are many places and ways to move outside!
Did You Know?
Visitors to Shenandoah National Park can visit President Herbert Hoover’s rustic and beautiful summer vacation home, Rapidan Camp.