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


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Field Trips

Shenandoah National Park offers a variety of field trip opportunities. Educational groups can participate in a ranger-led or self-guided curriculum-based program or request an educational fee waiver to explore the park on their own. Choose the option that best meets your educational needs. To schedule a program or for more information, contact the Education Office by email or phone at 540-999-3500 x3489.

Planning ahead and preparing your group will help make the park visit a memorable and fun learning experience for you and your students. Watch this short video and follow our Suggestions for A Successful Field Trip to have the best field trip ever.

Did You Know?

o	The leathery grape fern, one of the rare plants in Big Meadows, has a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases.

Shenandoah National Park has 431 rare plant populations representing 66 rare plant species. The highest concentration of these is in the park’s Big Meadows area