• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

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  • Burn Postponed

    The prescribed burn scheduled for today is postponed because conditions are not right. We will continue to monitor and hope to conduct the 35-acre prescribed burn of Big Meadows next week. (10/2/14)

Videos & Podcasts

Closeup image of the white petals of a bloodroot blossom.
Spring in Shenandoah National Park
Quicktime Movie (2.5 mb)
Duration: 3 min., 7 sec.
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Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are known world-wide for the spectacular display of fall colors. But here's a little secret: Shenandoah is just as spectacular in the spring as nature goes all-out decorating the landscape after the long winter.
 
Image of Herbert C. Hoover
Rapidan Camp: The Hoovers' Presidential Getaway
Quicktime Movie (6.4 mb)
Duration: 3 min., 5 sec.
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Before Camp David became a Presidential retreat, President Herbert C. Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover built a Presidential getaway deep in the hollows of what is today Shenandoah National Park.
 
Screen grab  of Leave No Trace video
Leave No Trace
Click here (movie will open in new page)
Duration: 9 min., 30 sec.
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This video addresses the importance of taking a personal role in preserving the outdoor experience for future generations.It provides a vivid and adventurous display of wilderness scenery showcasing wild animals, breathtaking shots of canyons, forests and mountains, and presenting how people can incorporate Leave No Trace principles when they are outdoors.
 
Hiking Old Rag Mountain...SAFELY Video

Hiking Old Rag Mountain . . . Safely!
Quicktime Movie (med. quality, 23 mb)
Movie (dial-up users, 2.3 mb)
Duration: 3 min., 51 sec.
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Thinking of hiking Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park? Here's important information about this famous hike. Be sure to be prepared if you are going to Old Rag!

 
Shenandoah National Park - A Place to Experience True Beauty

Shenandoah . . . A Place to Experience True Beauty
Quicktime Movie (med. quality, 9.4 mb)
Movie (for dial-up users, 870 kb)
Duration: 1 min., 26 sec.
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There's no better way to enjoy the wondrous splendors of nature than a visit to Shenandoah National Park. Plan your visit today!

 
Waterfalls movie
Waterfalls!
Quicktime Movie (med. quality 21 mb)
Small Movie (dial-up users, 3 mb)
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Who doesn’t love a waterfall? Besides small cascades along streams, there are large and lovely waterfalls in each section of Shenandoah National Park. Here are some tips for enjoying them safely!
 
Podcasts
Higher quality versions of some of these movies are available (free) from the iTunes Store. Click here.

Did You Know?

o	The leathery grape fern, one of the rare plants in Big Meadows, has a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases.

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