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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Skyline Drive Night Closures During Hunting Season

Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) through January 3, 2016.

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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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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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Plan Your Backcountry Camping Trip

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

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