Skyline Drive Status
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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 Sponsors Junior Ranger Day
Have you ever put your hand into a bear’s footprint? Have you ever looked at the world from a bug’s point of view? Have you ever talked to a wildland firefighter? Here’s your chance!
Shenandoah National Park has special activities planned for National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The program is designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them with the theme, “Explore, Learn, Protect: Be a Junior Ranger.”
Most programs are open to visitors of all ages. Special “Junior Ranger Day” patches, buttons, and certificates will be available.
In addition to the special activities, the park will offer its regular schedule of ranger-led programs (underlined below). Junior Ranger Day activities meet at Byrd Visitor Center, Milepost 51 on Skyline Drive, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge for the programs, and there’s no need to register.
Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park Week, April 18-26. Special programs are being held at national parks around the country. Check out what other parks are doing by going to the website, www.nps.gov/npweek.
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.