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 »
When In The World: Setting Context
President Herbert Hoover was born in 1874 and died in 1964. In his lifetime air travel went from the Wright brothers' 120-foot attempt at flight to regular commercial jet travel all over the world. In 1874 women wore skirts to the ankle and collars to the ears. By 1964 ankles, and even knees were visible. Radio and television were invented, two World Wars were fought, and Herbert Hoover was at the forefront of it all. Click on the timeline below to get a sense of the changes in the 90 years of Hoover's life and how he influenced the world he lived in.
Did You Know?
Most of the Shenandoah National Park’s 200 bird species are heard rather than seen, due to the dense canopy of leaves. More...