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


    National Park Virginia

Planning References

Planning and compliance efforts are guided by a variety of official National Park Service documents:

National Park Service Management Policies 2006:

  • Chapter 2: Park System Planning
  • Chapter 4: Natural Resources
  • Chapter 5: Cultural Resources
  • Chapter 6:Wilderness Resources

National Park Service Directives:

The following document provides a very brief overview of the National Environmental Policy Act and abbreviations frequently used in the planning process:

Understanding NEPA and NEPA Abbreviations

Did You Know?

Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover sitting on the porch of the Brown House at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park.

In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.