August 21, 2015
Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Shenandoah National Park Will Offer Free Admission on August 25. The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Shenandoah National Park wants to give you a present – free admission!
August 19, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Volunteer Receives Regional Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Annually, the National Park Service honors the efforts of exceptional volunteers. Nominations are brought forward by employees in national parks across the country. Each National Park Service Region selects a few nominees to be recognized. One of this year’s nominees, Shenandoah National Park Volunteer John Marklin, was selected as the Northeast Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award. Marklin, who won the award in the Individual Volunteer category, logged over 4,000 hours of volunteer service, for serving as both peregrine falcon restoration site attendant and campground host.
August 18, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Establishes Sister Park Relationship with Nature Reserve in China
Shenandoah National Park and Baihuashan National Nature Reserve in China formalized a sister park arrangement at an official ceremony on July 4, 2015, in Beijing, China. The arrangement outlines the commitment from both parks to foster international cooperation in preserving these protected areas.
July 23, 2015
Additional Emerald Ash Borer Found in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers (EAB) in the park.
June 17, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Announces 2015 Seminar Series
The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2015 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. These Resource Seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally through in-depth, hands-on experiences. The seminars will also highlight the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 to celebrate national parks as places for inspiration, recreation, and renewal.
May 28, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Continues Neighbor Appreciation Day
Shenandoah National Park staff are again inviting community neighbors to enjoy a fee-free day in the park in celebration of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day. On June 20, 2015, entrance fees will be waived for residents living in the nine counties bordering the Park including: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, and Warren.
May 20, 2015
Celebrate National Trails Day® 2015 at Shenandoah National Park
Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 6, 2015. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.
May 15, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Dedicates Second TRACK Trails Activity Trail
To encourage children and their families to get outdoors, Shenandoah National Park has again partnered with the Kids in Parks program to establish a second TRACK Trails location. This trail is at the Blackrock Summit trail.
May 13, 2015
“Get Your Kids Hiking!" in Shenandoah National Park
The Shenandoah National Park Association and Shenandoah National Park are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors. On Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:00 a.m. join Mr. Alt, as he teams up with Shenandoah National Park Rangers to lead kids and accompanying adults on a short hike loaded with hands-on family hiking tips and ways to explore the outdoors.
May 08, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Reopens Marys Rock Tunnel
Shenandoah National Park will reopen the section of Skyline Drive that includes Marys Rock Tunnel at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015.
April 23, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Announces Entrance Fee Increase
As part of a nationwide initiative, Shenandoah National Park will begin charging increased entrance fees in two stages, beginning on May 1, 2015.
April 23, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Wildflower Weekend 2015
Native spring wildflowers and children’s creativity will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park's 29th annual Wildflower Weekend, May 9-10, 2015.
April 08, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Junior Ranger Day 2015
Connecting children and nature will be the focus of Shenandoah National Park’s National Junior Ranger Day celebration on Saturday, April 18, at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51).
April 07, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Shenandoah National Park joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched earlier this month by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
April 06, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Plans Prescribed Burn this Spring
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between April 13 and May 15, 2015, weather permitting.
March 02, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Seeks Applicants for 2015 Summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Positions
Shenandoah National Park is now accepting applications for its summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC program provides gainful employment and an educational experience in the conservation of the park’s natural and cultural heritage. YCC enrollees work to maintain park trails, roads, buildings and campgrounds while learning about Shenandoah National Park.
February 20, 2015
“Catch the Buzz” Research Grant Awarded in
Shenandoah National Park is pleased to award the inaugural Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant to Dr. Jessica Rykken, Associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, for her project: "Catch the Buzz: pollinator diversity, distribution and phenology in Shenandoah National Park".
January 07, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Holds Additional Public Meeting and Reopens Comment Period for Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan
In response to a request from several park neighbors, Shenandoah National Park will hold an additional public meeting On January 22, 2015, in Front Royal on the park's proposed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) response plan. Following the meeting, the park will reopen the comment period for eight days.
December 08, 2014
Shenandoah National Park Proposes Revised Fee Structure
In compliance with a nation-wide review being conducted by the National Park Service, officials at Shenandoah National Park are inviting the public to comment on proposed entrance fee increases for the park. The Entrance Fee for parks within Tier Group 3 is $25 per car for a 7-day permit. Shenandoah's entrance fee is currently $15 per car in the summer and $10 in the winter. The park is also proposing to eliminate the summer/winter fee differential. The fee for a 7-day pass for motorcycles would go from $10 to $20, and the cost of a 7-day pass for a single person (on foot or a bicycle) would go from $8 to $12. Under the current proposal, the cost of an Annual Park Pass would increase from $30 to $50. The new fees would become effective May 1, 2015. Shenandoah's current park entrance fees have been in place since 2006.
November 10, 2014
Shenandoah National Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking to amend the approved 2013Chronic Wasting Disease Detection/Assessment Plan, Shenandoah National Park to include response actions necessary to address chronic wasting disease (CWD) within five miles of or within the park. Although CWD has not been detected in the park, it has been documented approximately 12 miles from the park’s northern boundary. The spread of the disease into the park appears imminent, and park staff has determined that a plan for managing the disease is needed. CWD is a serious, non-native disease which threatens deer populations, related natural resources, and visitor experiences at Shenandoah National Park. The proposed plan amendment calls for the lethal removal of deer within specific developed areas of Shenandoah National Park to reduce the likelihood of CWD establishment and decrease the disease’s progression within the park.
April 29, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for Dooms – Bremo 230-kV Transmission Line Upgrade for Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup and Appalachian National Scenic Trail Superintendent Wendy Jansen announced today that the public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Dooms – Bremo 230-kV Transmission Line Upgrade for Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.