Skyline Drive Status
Winter Weather is in the forecast so please check before coming. 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
Portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) during hunting season. Starting November 11 the north and south sections will be closed at night. The entire Drive will be closed at night starting December 9. More »
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. At Byrd Visitor Center park staff and volunteers will describe the situation regarding invasive plant threats and current impacts on native wildflowers. They will also lead expeditions around Big Meadows where the public may join in to protect the meadow’s beauty by controlling known invasive plant threats. This event is intended to show how the public can volunteer to fight back against invasive plants and how with simple awareness they can avoid environmental problems at home.
Did You Know?
Skyland was established by the owners of a bankrupt copper mining company as an attempt to recoup their financial losses. Copper was originally mined at Stony Man and charcoal to fuel the smelter was made on the lower terrace where the conference hall stands today.