Skyline Drive Status
For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also get updates by following Shenandoah National Park on Twitter or liking the park on Facebook. 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 »
The National Park Service (NPS) invests in planning to ensure that decisions it makes are as effective and efficient as possible in carrying out the NPS mission. That mission is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations and to cooperate with partners to extend the benefits of resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Various Federal laws require the National Park Service to engage in transparent planning efforts and to solicit public and agency input in decision-making. These laws include things like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Endangered Species Act. Many other laws require that certain procedural steps be taken and National Park Service policy requires personnel to take steps to seek involvement of interested parties. Actions taken by the National Park Service to implement these legal provisions are frequently referred to as “compliance.”
Park staff members from various offices are responsible for preparing, updating, and implementing plans and Park projects such as:
Use the links at the top of this page to learn more about park planning and compliance and to determine how you can become involved.
Did You Know?
Over 340 structures in Shenandoah National Park are listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of their significance both for architecture and their contribution to understanding the broad themes of American History? More...