Vehicle Fuel Available at Big Meadows ONLY!
Vehicle fuel is only available at Big Meadows (mile 52). Gas service has been discontinued at the Loft and Elkwallow areas.
There has been an outbreak of Norovirus among Appalachian Trail (A.T.) hikers. For information about how to protect yourself click here. More »
On May 24, 2012, Shenandoah National Park in partnership with James Madison University and the Shenandoah National Park 75th Anniversary Planning Committee hosted a one-day conference, Connecting for Prosperity - Charting the Future Together, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Participants enjoyed presentations by guest panelists, case studies, and facilitated discussions. Following a keynote address by Catharine Gilliam, founder of Community Collaboration, LLC, participants attended breakout sessions to brainstorm and share ideas on how best to partner and leverage a national park for maximum economic benefit while protecting park resources and community character. For more information about the conference and to read notes from the breakout sessions click here.
In 2010 Shenandoah National Park implemented a ban on all outside firewood. It is hoped the ban will slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive insect that is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of ash trees.
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Did You Know?
Although it’s native to these mountains, much of the beautiful mountain laurel you see blooming along Skyline Drive in June was planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.