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March 16, 2014
Park Announces Spring Opening Dates 2014
Facilities in Shenandoah National Park will begin opening this month and will continue to open through the spring. Visitors will begin to see improvements in concessions-operated facilities.

March 13, 2014
Rocks Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park Declared Contained
Shenandoah National Park fire personnel have walked the entire Rocks Mountain Fire perimeter looking for areas that may still be burning. Firefighters did not detect any open flames or smoke within the burn perimeter; therefore, the Rocks Mountain Fire has been declared 100% contained.

March 06, 2014
Cause of Rocks Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park Determined
Shenandoah National Park personnel have determined that the cause of the Rocks Mountain Fire was an illegal campfire. The fire, which was reported to the park at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, had burned approximately 450 acres inside Shenandoah National Park before a winter storm brought rain, sleet and snow to the area.

March 04, 2014
Rain and Snow Dampen the Rocks Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park
Before the fire reached containment lines, rain, sleet and snow fell on the Rocks Mountain Fire late Sunday and much of Monday. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire and, when the snow melts, firefighters will patrol the area for hot spots. Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup said: “The goal remains to keep the fire inside the park and, thanks to the firefighters’ hard work and the precipitation, we’re confident we can do that.”

March 02, 2014
Rain and Snow Forecast for Rocks Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park
The Rocks Mountain Fire in the southern third of Shenandoah National Park remains within the park’s boundary. Firefighters ensured containment lines were as secure as possible and then were sent to their homes as the winter storm approached the area this afternoon. Park fire managers will monitor the fire and plan for continued actions depending upon the effects of the winter storm.

February 28, 2014
Shenandoah National Park Fire Closes Trails
Shenandoah National Park personnel are responding to the Rocks Mountain Fire located in the South District of the park. Personnel are currently sizing up the fire and staging resources in the area. Early estimates put the fire at approximately 70 acres.

December 30, 2013
Byrd Visitor Center Open on Weekends
The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) in Shenandoah National Park will be open on winter weekends, weather permitting. Beginning January 11, 2014, the visitor center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when the Skyline Drive is open.

November 04, 2013
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.

September 10, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day 2013
In celebration of National Public Lands Dayon Saturday, September 28, 2013, Shenandoah National Park will host a number of volunteer activities. National Public Lands Day is an annual event intended to encourage people to visit and support places like Shenandoah National Park through volunteer efforts.

August 26, 2013
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Shenandoah National Park
On August 19, 2013, Shenandoah National Park Natural Resources staff confirmed the presence of a single emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle in the park. The adult beetle was caught in an EAB surveillance trap in the Dickey Ridge Picnic Grounds, in the park’s northern section. The level of EAB infestation in this area is not known, but park staff, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry, will soon survey the Dickey Ridge area.

July 29, 2013
National Park Service Denies Madison County Request to Establish New Park Entrance on Rapidan Road
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today he has denied Madison County’s request to establish a new entrance for motor vehicles into the national park on Rapidan Road in Madison County.

July 12, 2013
Search Concludes
Search Concludes for Missing Man

July 10, 2013
Search Underway in Shenandoah National Park for Missing Man
Shenandoah National Park Rangers are searching for Tyler Keefer, a 21 year-old Front Royal, VA area man. The search is a joint operation between Shenandoah National Park and the Front Royal Police Department.

June 25, 2013
Park Hosts Special Program in July
Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are hosting another special program featuring renowned author Jeff Alt who will inspire enthusiasm and care for nature and the outdoors. The program will be held on July 6, 2013, at Byrd Visitor Center at milepost 51 on Skyline Drive.

May 31, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Continues Neighbor Appreciation Day 2013
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup is inviting community neighbors to enjoy a day in the park as a part of Shenandoah Neighbors' Day. On June 15, 2013, the park will waive entrance fees for those residents living in counties bordering the park including: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham and Warren.

May 31, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Special Programs in June
Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association will host two special programs in June featuring renowned authors who will inspire enthusiasm and care for nature and the outdoors. These programs will be held at Byrd Visitor Center at milepost 51 on Skyline Drive.

May 10, 2013
Celebrate National Trails Day at Shenandoah National Park
Celebrate National Trails Day in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 1. 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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.

April 15, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Wildflower Weekend
Conservation of native flowers and plants will be the focus of Shenandoah National Park's 27th annual Wildflower Weekend.

April 12, 2013
Jarman Gap Prescribed Burn Completed
The 500-acre Jarman Gap prescribed burn in Shenandoah National Park was successfully completed on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11, 2013.

April 09, 2013
Park Plans Prescribed Burn for April 10, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 500 acres in the park’s south district on April 10, 2013. The ignition of the fire is dependent on weather conditions. The burn area is located west of Jarman Gap and northeast of Waynesboro, Virginia.

March 12, 2013
Jarman Gap Prescribed Burn
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 500 acres in the park's south district sometime between March 15 and April 30, 2013. The burn area is located west of Jarman Gap and northeast of Waynesboro, Virginia.

March 05, 2013
Park Announces Public Meetings for Development of a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan/EIS
The National Park Service (NPS) is developing a plan and environmental impact statement to manage the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) to park populations of white-tailed deer. The purpose of the plan is to reduce the likelihood of the CWD establishment and decrease the disease’s progression within Shenandoah National Park.

February 26, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Tourism Creates $73.9 Million in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 1,209,883 visitors to Shenandoah National Park spent $73.9 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 1,050 jobs in the local area.

February 01, 2013
Prescribed Burn Planned in Shenandoah National Park Headquarters Area
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in the headquarters area near Luray, Virginia, in February, 2013.

January 31, 2013
Jim Northup Named Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Jim Northup, a 32 year National Park Service veteran, has been selected as the new Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, both in Virginia.

November 12, 2012
National Park Service Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for Rock Outcrop Management Plan
Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today that the public is invited to review and comment on the revised Shenandoah National Park Rock Outcrop Management Plan (ROMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA).

October 22, 2012
Park to Implement Night Closures of Skyline Drive During 2012 Virginia Hunting Season
Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season. She noted that this is the thirty-second year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within the park during the Commonwealth's hunting season outside the park.

October 19, 2012
Park to Begin 2012 Winter Operations Schedule
Shorter days and cooler nights signal the end of the autumn travel season and the closing of facilities at Shenandoah National Park. Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today that facilities will begin closing at the end of October.

September 05, 2012
Park Offers Special Program on the Geology Along Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce a special program by the author of Geology Along Skyline Drive. On Saturday, September 15, Dr. Robert Badger will discuss the fascinating geology preserved in the rocks readily accessible along the Skyline Drive.

September 04, 2012
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Public Lands Day 2012
Shenandoah National Park invites you to become one of thousands of volunteers across the country to celebrate service and recreation on National Public Lands Day 2012 on Saturday, September 29, 2012. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived to encourage participation.

August 20, 2012
Founders Day
Shenandoah National Park will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service by offering special programs and activities for children of all ages on Saturday, August 25 at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center and Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Visitor Center from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

June 15, 2012
Park Continues Neighbor Appreciation Day
Shenandoah National Park will celebrate its communities and neighbors with the continuation of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day. On July 21, 2012, the park will waive entrance fees for those residents living in the following counties adjoining the park: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham and Warren.

May 17, 2012
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Regional Conference
Shenandoah National Park and its neighboring communities will host a one-day conference, Connecting for Prosperity – Charting the Future Together, on May 24, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The Conference is free and open to the public.

May 16, 2012
Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

April 20, 2012
Giant oversized LOVE installation on display at Shenandoah National Park
The iconic and enduring "Virginia is for Lovers" campaign will reach new heights. Skyland Resort, located at the highest point along Skyline Drive in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, is hosting Virginia Tourism Corporation's oversized L-O-V-E letters through the end of April.

April 13, 2012
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Junior Ranger Day
Connecting children to nature will be the focus as Shenandoah National Park celebrates National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 21.

April 04, 2012
Shenandoah National Park Plans Prescribed Burn at Jarman Gap
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 500 acres sometime between Wednesday April 4 and April 20, 2012, weather permitting.The area is in the park's south district, west of Jarman Gap and northeast of Waynesboro, Virginia.

February 28, 2012
Shenandoah National Park equals visitors and money and jobs for local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 1,253,000 visitors in 2010 spent approximately $71.8 million in Shenandoah National Park and in communities near the park. That spending supported 1087 jobs in the local area.

February 15, 2012
Park Plans Prescribed Burns for 2012
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers are planning several prescribed burns in the park this year.

February 14, 2012
Shenandoah National Park Announces Opening Dates 2012
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced that facilities closed during the winter season will begin opening in March and will continue to open throughout the spring.

February 08, 2012
Park Solicits Proposals to Operate Commercial Visitor Services
The National Park Service has issued a prospectus for proposals to provide lodging, food and beverage, retail sales and other services within Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The proposed Concession Contract will be for a term of ten (10) years.

November 02, 2011
Park to Implement Night Closures of Skyline Drive During Virginia Hunting Season 2011
Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.

October 05, 2011
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Wilderness 2012
Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s wilderness heritage during its 11th annual Wilderness Weekend, October 15 - 16, 2011. This year commemorates the 35th anniversary of Shenandoah’s wilderness designation.

September 13, 2011
Park to Host Shenandoah Views Photography Gallery
In celebration of the park’s 75th Anniversary, Shenandoah National Park and the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee will host a temporary photography exhibit entitled Shenandoah Views at Skyland Resort from September 24 to October 6, 2011.

September 13, 2011
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day 2011
Shenandoah National Park invites you to become one of thousands of volunteers on public lands across the country to celebrate service and recreation on National Public Lands Day 2011! The park will be hosting an event at the Byrd Visitor Center and in the Big Meadows Area at milepost 51.2 along Skyline Drive. Following a short informative presentation, participants will assist with field work in the Big Meadows area. The service project will take place within the meadow and will include using loppers and/or folding handsaws to cut small-sized black locust trees. Leather gloves and other needed equipment will be provided.

September 13, 2011
Park to Celebrate Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion 2011
Shenandoah National Park will be hosting the 78th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Alumni Reunion on September 24, 2011. The public is invited to meet with Alumni and hear first hand about their experiences. Alumni reunion events will take place at the Big Meadows Lodge Massanutten Room beginning at 9:00 a.m.

April 28, 2011
Jarman Gap Prescribed Fire
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 500 acres Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2, weather permitting. The area is in the park’s south district, west of Jarman Gap and northeast of Waynesboro, Virginia.

April 28, 2011
Wildflower Weekend
No abstract supplied.

March 07, 2011
Prescribed Burns Planned for 2011
No abstract supplied.

February 27, 2011
Closures lifted in Shenandoah National Park
No abstract supplied.

February 25, 2011
Weather Brings Mixed News for Firefighters on the Smith Run Fire
Rain, a fast moving thunderstorm, and a high wind warning kept firefighters from the Smith Run Fire today. The rain is welcome, but winds of 25 mph, gusting to 60 mph, will quickly dry leaves and twigs throughout the area.

February 24, 2011
Work Continues on Smith Run Fire
Today firefighters cut down hazardous trees along Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail within the Smith Run Fire burn area.

February 23, 2011
Rehabilitation begins on Smith Run Fire
Today crews will be doing emergency stabilization work on firelines along the park boundary.

February 22, 2011
Snow and Ice Dampen Smith Run Fire
The Smith Run Fire in Shenandoah National Park received rain, snow and sleet overnight. Fire activity has decreased with the precipitation.

February 21, 2011
Burn Out Planned Today for Smith Run Fire
No abstract supplied.

February 20, 2011
Smith Run Fire Forces Partial Closure of Skyline Drive and Some Trails
Firefighters are working to contain Smith Run fire. Due to the fire and to ensure visitor safety, the Skyline Drive between Front Royal and Rt. 211 remains closed to traffic. The following trail closures are in effect until further notice: Mt. Marshall Trail from Skyline Drive to the intersection at the Bluff Trail; Appalachian Trail between Compton Gap and the Browntown Trail; Lands Run Gap Fire Road; and the Jenkins Gap Trail.

November 29, 2010
Park Partner Receives 2009 Northeast Region George and Helen Hartzog Award
No abstract supplied.

October 26, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Begins 75th Anniversary Celebration
Shenandoah National Park will launch a year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of its establishment with a ceremony at McCormick Gap Overlook at milepost 102 on Skyline Drive at 2:00 p.m. on November 5, 2010. Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Martha Bogle will receive the "mantle of celebration" from Phil Francis, superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway, whose 75th anniversary celebration took place in 2010. Due to limited space along Skyline Drive, parking for the event will be at Afton Mountain on Route 250, and shuttles will provide transportation to the ceremony at the McCormick Gap Overlook. Shuttle service will begin at 12:30.

October 21, 2010
Park Announces Night Closing of Skyline Drive During Hunting Season 2010
Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.

September 28, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Wilderness 2010
Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s wilderness heritage during its 10th annual Wilderness Weekend, October 16 - 17, 2010. This year commemorates the 34th anniversary of Shenandoah’s wilderness designation. Celebrate wilderness by viewing Shenandoah’s wilderness from Skyline Drive, hiking a wilderness trail, joining a ranger program, completing the Wilderness Explorer Ranger Activity Guide, or exploring a visitor center exhibit.

September 24, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day 2010
No abstract supplied.

April 28, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Wildflower Weeknd
No abstract supplied.

April 21, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Announces 2010 Resource Seminar Series
Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce its Resource Seminars for 2010. Resource Seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally through hands-on opportunities and field experience. Seminars provide a more in-depth experience to learn from scientists, researchers, educators, and other experts about resource issues and recreational opportunities in Shenandoah National Park.

March 04, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Announces 2010 Spring Opening Dates
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced that facilities closed during the winter season will begin opening in March and will continue to open through the spring. Even though spring is just around the corner, park staff is continuing the hard work of clearing snow from the unprecedented 2010 winter season. March opening dates below are tentative based on weather and successful snow clearing operations.

March 02, 2010
Two Page County Residents Convicted of Hunting in Shenandoah National Park
In November, Shenandoah National Park Rangers charged two men with hunting in Shenandoah National Park, a federal misdemeanor crime.

February 22, 2010
Shenandoah National Park to Ban Outside Firewood in March
Beginning March 1, 2010, Shenandoah National Park will institute an Outside Firewood Ban in an attempt to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees.

February 22, 2010
Shenandoah National Park Travel Advisory
No abstract supplied.

November 03, 2009
Secretary Salazar Honors Veterans with Fee Free Day at National Parks
To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

October 21, 2009
Night Closing of the Skyline Drive During Virginia 2009 Hunting Season
Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season. She noted that this is the thirtieth year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance at reducing illegal hunting activity within the park, a sanctuary for wildlife, during the Commonwealth's hunting season outside the park.

October 19, 2009
Shenandoah National Park to Begin 2009 Winter Operations Schedule
No abstract supplied.

October 07, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Announces Plans to Begin Recovery Funded Projects
In late September, Shenandoah National Park officials awarded the first contract to improve park facilities using part of the $30 million that Shenandoah is receiving under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

September 29, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Wilderness 2009
Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s wilderness heritage during its 9th annual Wilderness Weekend, October 17 - 18, 2009. This year commemorates the 33rd anniversary of Shenandoah’s wilderness designation. Celebrate wilderness by viewing Shenandoah’s wilderness from Skyline Drive, hiking a wilderness trail, joining a ranger program, completing the new Wilderness Explorer Ranger Activity Guide, or exploring a visitor center exhibit.

September 11, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Selected for the America the Beautiful Quarter Program
Shenandoah National Park will be featured on a quarter-dollar produced by the U.S. Mint in 2014. It will be the twenty-second of 56 quarters issued in the recently announced America the Beautiful Quarters program.

June 26, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Presents Hiking Program for Families With Children
Shenandoah National Park will be hosting a second “Hiking With Children” seminar on Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This program is for parents who have wanted to go hiking with their children but worried about what to do to keep them interested, entertained, and safe. Here is the chance to learn from an expert. Join Jeff Alt, noted author of A Walk for Sunshine and avid hiker, to learn firsthand how to share nature with children for a fun and safe outdoor adventure

June 26, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Planning
The staff of Shenandoah National Park has begun planning for a year long celebration of the park’s 75th Anniversary. Over 30 people from local county governments, partner organizations and tourism professionals have volunteered their time to work with park staff to engage local communities and ensure a terrific celebration of one of the nations most treasured places. The mission of the anniversary celebration is to inspire the public to value the park resources in Shenandoah’s Blue Ridge Mountains and infuse surrounding communities in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Piedmont with a sense of ownership and pride in the park and region.

June 15, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Continues Neighbor Appreciation Day and Participates in National Park Service Fee Free Weekends
No abstract supplied.

May 29, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Presents Family Camping Seminar
No abstract supplied.

May 21, 2009
Celebrate National Trails Day!
Celebrate National Trails Day with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) at Shenandoah National Park on Saturday June 6.

May 21, 2009
Hiking Program for Families With Children
Shenandoah National Park will be hosting a “Hiking With Children” seminar on Sunday, June 14, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

March 24, 2009
National Park Service Seeks Comments on Loft Mountain Contact Station Project
The National Park Service is seeking comments on a proposed construction of a new visitor contact station at Loft Mountain.

March 24, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Announces Spring Opening Dates
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced that facilities closed during the winter season will begin opening at the end of this week and will continue to open through out the spring.

March 07, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Announces 2009 Resource Seminar Series
Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce the Resource Seminar Series for 2009. Resource seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally.

February 25, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Sponsors Junior Ranger Day
Shenandoah National Park has special activities planned for National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

February 05, 2009
Shenandoah National Park Plans Prescribed Burns
No abstract supplied.

October 08, 2008
Park announces night closure of the Skyline Drive during hunting season
Portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season, Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced today. She noted that this is the twenty-ninth year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance at reducing illegal hunting activity within the park, a sanctuary for wildlife, during the Commonwealth's hunting season outside the park.

September 10, 2008
Park to Celebrate Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion and Anniversary
No abstract supplied.

September 10, 2008
Park to Chip Seal a Portion of Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park has contracted to resurface 10 miles of Skyline Drive. Work is expected to commence during the week of September 15, 2008. 

August 29, 2008
Martha Bogle Named Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park
National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has selected Martha Bogle as the superintendent of Shenandoah National Park. Bogle will assume her duties as superintendent on September 14, 2008.

June 11, 2008
Shenandoah National Park Presents Butterfly Photography Seminar
No abstract supplied.

May 30, 2008
Construction to Begin in Panorama Area
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright announced that construction would soon begin in the Panorama area, including the removal of buildings and construction of a new restroom facilities.

May 22, 2008
Shenandoah National Park Opens Picnic Grounds in South District
No abstract supplied.

May 01, 2008
Shenandoah National Park to Employ Aerial Spraying Against Gypsy Moth
No abstract supplied.

April 23, 2008
Save the Meadow
No abstract supplied.

April 22, 2008
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Wildflower Wknd
No abstract supplied.

April 08, 2008
Search Concludes for Missing Man in Shenandoah National Park
The body of Jose Alfonso Martins, Jr. was located this morning in the Keyser Run area of the park, marking the end of an eleven day search.

April 03, 2008
Search Day for Missing Manassas Man Terminated Early
No abstract supplied.

April 03, 2008
Trail Closures in Effect in Search Area for Missing Manassas Man
Trails in the Keyser Run and Little Devils Stairs drainages have been closed immediately, as park employees and trained volunteers continue to search for a missing Manassas man.

April 02, 2008
Park Plans Trail Closures in Search Area for Missing Manassas Man
Shenandoah National Park Rangers continue to search for Jose Alfonso Martins, Jr., a 42 year old Manassas man. Search operations began during the morning of Saturday, March 29 and have continued through today. Operations have centered on the Keyser Run area in the park’s north district. Park officials will close the access points from both Skyline Drive and the park boundary for the following trails beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008: Keyser Run Fire Road, Little Devils Stairs, Piney Branch, Sugar Loaf, Piney Ridge, Pole Bridge Link Trail, and Hull School (from Piney Branch to Keyser Run. Trail closures will remain in effect until further notice.

April 01, 2008
Search Continues for Missing Manassas Man in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park Rangers continue to search for Jose Alfonso Martins, Jr., a 42 year old Manassas man

March 31, 2008
Search Underway for Missing Manassas Man in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park Rangers are searching for Jose Alfonso Martins, Jr., a 42 year old Manassas man.

November 21, 2007
Shenandoah National Park to Begin Skyline Drive Road Reconstruction
Shenandoah National Park will begin a year long road construction project in the Central District on Skyline Drive after the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 02, 2007
Missing Man Located in Shenandoah National Park
Christopher David Beach, a 40 year old Fredericksburg area man who has been missing since Sunday, was located by ground searchers in the Shenandoah National Park.

November 01, 2007
Search Enters Day Five for Missing Man in Shenandoah National Park
The search continues today for Christopher David Beach, a 40 year old Fredericksburg area man who has been missing since October 28, 2007.

October 30, 2007
Search Continues for Missing Man in Shenandoah National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 29, 2007
Search Underway for Missing Man in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park Rangers are searching for Christopher David Beach, a 40 year old Fredericksburg area man.

October 25, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Temporarily Lifts Fire Restrictions
Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures will allow for fire restrictions to be temporarily lifted in Shenandoah National Park effective immediately.

October 24, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Announces Winter Operations Schedule
Superintendent Chas Cartwright announced today that facilities begin closing at the end of October.

October 19, 2007
Shenandoah National Park to Implement Fire Restrictions
No abstract supplied.

October 19, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Fire Restrictions - Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions regarding the implentation of fire restrictions Shenandoah National Park on October 24, 2007.

October 18, 2007
Public Comment on Rock Outcrop Management Plan Suspended
No abstract supplied.

October 12, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Announces Night Closing of the Skyline Drive During Virginia's Hunting Season
Portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season, Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright announced today. He noted that this is the twenty-eighth year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance at reducing illegal hunting activity within the park, a sanctuary for wildlife, during the Commonwealth's hunting season outside the park.

October 01, 2007
National Park Service Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for the Rock Outcrop Management Plan
Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright announced today that the public is invited to review and comment on the Shenandoah National Park “Rock Outcrop Management Plan (ROMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA), including Climbing Management Guidelines.

September 27, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Wilderness
No abstract supplied.

September 18, 2007
Shenandoah National Park is Recruiting Volunteers to Help Fight Invasive Plants at Big Meadows As Part of National Public Lands Day
Shenandoah National Park invites the public to join in a National Public Lands Day Event for a day of learning and participation in the identification and control of invasive exotic plants September 29, 2007.

September 18, 2007
Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion to be held at Skyland
No abstract supplied.

August 23, 2007
Scoping Period Extended On Old Rag Parking Lot Project
No abstract supplied.

May 18, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Meetings on Rock Outcrop Management Project
Hikers, rock climbers, and others interested in Shenandoah National Park are invited to express opinions at an upcoming meeting on the progress of the park’s Rock Outcrop Management Project (ROMP).

May 11, 2007
Shenandoah National Park to Begin Road Work
No abstract supplied.

May 04, 2007
Public Meeting to Discuss Old Rag Parking Lot Project
Shenandoah National Park Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Old Rag Mountain Parking Lot Project

May 04, 2007
Save the Meadow! Weekend
Shenandoah National Park is Recruiting Volunteers to Help Control Exotic Plants at Big Meadows

May 04, 2007
Lewis Peak Fire Fully Contained
  

May 03, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Sponsors Wildflower Weekend
 

May 02, 2007
Lewis Peak Fire Grows to 200 Acres
  

April 24, 2007
Shenandoah National Park Junior Ranger Day
Explore, Learn, Protect.

March 21, 2007
YCC Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Positions in Shenandoah National Park

March 07, 2007
Special Brown Trout Regulations
Shenandoah National Park Implements Special Brown Trout Regulations within Rose River, Hughes River and Brokenback Run

March 06, 2007
Chronic Wasting Disease Plan
National Park Service Announces Public Meetings for Development of a Chronic Wasting Disease Plan

March 05, 2007
2007 Spring Opening Dates
  

February 26, 2007
Prescribed Burns
 

November 27, 2006
Ice Storm Closes Portions of Skyline Drive
 

November 21, 2006
Shenandoah National Park Association '07 Calendar
 

October 25, 2006
Night Closing of the Skyline Drive
Portions of the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during Virginia's hunting season.

October 23, 2006
Winter Operations Schedule
No abstract supplied.

October 10, 2006
Wilderness Weekend 2006
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Wilderness during the 6th annual Wilderness Weekend, October 21 - 22, 2006.

September 05, 2006
Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion
September 30 and October 1 at Skyland

August 24, 2006
Shenandoah National Park is Recruiting Volunteers to
Volunteers Sought to Help Fight Against Exotic Plants at Big Meadows

July 21, 2006
Shenandoah National Park Trust Grants Announced
Shenandoah National Park Trust will fund two important projects in the park during the fiscal year 2007. The Trust is granting $62,000 to restore the Old Rag View Overlook and implement a new interpretive tool for visitors.

June 30, 2006
New book about Skyline Drive
New Book Tells the Story of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

June 29, 2006
Fire Management Plan Completed
Shenandoah National Park has revised and updated the Park’s Fire Management Plan.

May 11, 2006
A New Hiking Guide to the Geology of Old Rag Mountain
The Shenandoah National Park Association (SNPA) announces the publication of "A Hiker’s Guide to the Geology of Old Rag Mountain" in Shenandoah National Park.

February 28, 2006
Entrance Fees to Change
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright announced that on March 1, 2006, the park will begin charging slightly higher fees for certain entrance permits.

Did You Know?

CCC enrollees collected native seed and raised plants in three nurseries in the park.

From 1933 to 1942 an estimated 10,000 boys and young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps planted hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs, and native plants in Shenandoah National Park. Many of these were grown in three CCC plant nurseries from seeds collected within the park. More...