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.
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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.Visitors of all ages are invited to examine antlers, animal tracks, and curiosities of nature on touch tables and to try on ranger uniforms at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51).
Participants will be able to check out a park patrol vehicle or ambulance and try their hand as a wildland firefighter working a fire hose.Children can earn a special National Junior Ranger Day certificate and patch.
In addition to special Junior Ranger Day activities, regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will be offered.The complete activity schedule is posted on the park website, www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm .
All activities are free.Park entrance fees will not be charged April 21-29 in celebration of National Park Week.
Did You Know?
Shenandoah National Park has 431 rare plant populations representing 66 rare plant species. The highest concentration of these is in the park’s Big Meadows area