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


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2012 Fee Free Days

The National Park Service has declared the following days Fee-Free for all parks in celebration of some important dates! Mark your calendars and enjoy any national park in the country without paying an entrance fee.

January 14-16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.

April 21-29 in celebration of National Park Week.

June 9 is "Get Outdoors Day!"

September 29 to celebrate Public Lands Day.

November 10-12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Plan to visit your national parks this year!

Did You Know?

The Stony Man Mining Company issued stock certificates as depicted here.

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.