Skyline Drive Status
For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also use Facebook and Twitter for updates. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) through January 5, 2014 to concentrate Ranger patrols in problem areas during hunting season. More »
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. This year’s seminars include:
Hiking With Children: Saturday, June 19, 2010
The Basics of Family Camping: an overnight event on Saturday and Sunday, July 10 – 11, 2010
What’s up with the Air? Air Quality and Climate: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hiking With Children features Jeff Alt, noted author of A Walk for Sunshine and A Hike for Mike. Jeff will explain how to keep your children interested, entertained, and safe when hiking together. He will provide tips on how families with children can experience nature together using the park trails.
The Basics of Family Camping provides inexperienced campers with an overnight campout alongside expert campers and park rangers. Camping equipment and food are provided and guided hiking and exploring adventures are included.
What’s up with the air? explores the latest science about the air we breathe. Visit Shenandoah National Park’s air quality monitoring station and discover the trends that local data reveals about the atmosphere and climate.
There is a fee for The Basics of Family Camping and What’s up with the air? seminars. Advance reservations are required and space is limited. To register, click here. For more information, contact the park’s Education Office. By email: e-mail us or phone: 540-999-3500, ext. 3489. Members of the Shenandoah National Park Association receive a 20% discount on seminars.
The Shenandoah National Park Resource Seminars are co-sponsored by the Shenandoah National Park Association and ARAMARK.
Did You Know?
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.