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 »
Self Guided Programs
Many groups use Shenandoah National Park to meet their own educational goals. Educational groups can use any of the more than 500 miles of trails in the park, view films and tour the interpretive exhibits at the visitor centers, or become Junior Rangers by completing their own Junior Ranger Explorer Notebook. School groups may request an educational fee waiver for free admission to the park for their field trip.
Self-guided Curriculum-based Programs
In addition to the ranger-guided programs, Shenandoah National Park provides training and lesson plans for kindergarten, 1st grade, and earth science teachers to enable them to prepare for and lead curriculum-based field trips to the park. Teachers are required to attend an instructional workshop to receive the materials and training.
Come to Your Senses (Kindergarten
Did You Know?
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.