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

    Shenandoah

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2014 Entrance Fee Free Days

Mark your calendar and plan to visit your National Parks on these special days! Entrance fees will be waived to celebrate and honor the following important dates:

January 20 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 15 to February 17 -- Presidents Day weekend

April 19 and April 20 -- National Park Week's opening weekend

August 25 -- National Park Service's 98th Birthday

September 27 -- National Public Lands Day

November 11 -- Veterans Day

Did You Know?

Two deer stand in the tall grass in Big Meadows.

The first visitors to Shenandoah National Park during the 1930s and early 40s rarely saw deer. They were gradually restocked from four other states.