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.
There has been an outbreak of Norovirus among Appalachian Trail (A.T.) hikers. For information about how to protect yourself click here. More »
Shenandoah National Park Sponsors Wildflower Weekend
Contact: Mara Meisel, 540-999-3282
Native flowers will be in the spotlight during Shenandoah National Park’s 21st annual Wildflower Weekend, May 12 and 13, 2007. Visitors will have a chance to meet woodland beauties such as wild geranium, trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and many others on a variety of naturalist-led hikes.
The Feature Program this year will be a digital photography workshop for beginners with an optional Filed Session, presented by Rob and Ann Simpson.
Hikes include Millers Head, Mill Prong, Pocosin Mission, Gravel Springs-Bluff Trail, Limberlost, Appalachian Trail, Stony Man-Passamaquoddy Loop, and South River Falls trails. There will also be bird walks, a butterfly walk, children’s programs, a wildflower identification hike for beginners, and more. Click here for the complete program schedule (pdf, 18 kb).
Programs are free, and there is no registration required. There is a $15-per-car entrance fee to the park, good for seven days. For more information about Wildflower Weekend, call the park at 540-999-3283.
Did You Know?
Shenandoah National Park may be one of the few places where you could see a spotted skunk sitting under a gray birch tree. The spotted skunk is at the northern part of its range while the gray birch is at the southern part of its range.