• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

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  • No credit cards currently being accepted onsite at Loft Mountain Campground

    Due to technical difficulties, credit cards are not being accepted at Loft Mountain Campground as of 7/25/2014.

Educational Fee Waiver

Schools or other bona fide educational institutions (accredited, officially recognized, or tax exempt for educational purposes) may request an educational fee waiver. The fee waiver will allow qualifying groups free entry into the park for educational or scientific purposes.

To request an educational fee waiver, please use the following procedure:

  1. Mail or fax a fee waiver request at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. The request should be on school or educational institution letterhead and clearly state that you are requesting a fee waiver for educational purposes. For quicker response, include your fax number in the letter.
  2. State the educational purpose of your visit, i.e., what your group will be studying during their park visit.
  3. Indicate the date(s) you are planning to visit the park and include the number of students with the ages or grade levels and the number of adults that you will be bringing.

Please fax your request to the Shenandoah National Park Education Office at 540-999-3686 or mail to:

Education Office
Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
Attn: Fee Waiver Request

Did You Know?

The green sharply serrated leaves of chestnut shoots can be found throughout the park.

American chestnut trees, whose trunks were killed off by a fungus blight long ago, still send up shoots that you can see along many of Shenandoah National Park’s trails.