In general, alcohol is permitted in Shenandoah National Park by those over 21 years of age. Open containers of alcohol are not allowed in motor vehicles. The park superintendent has established the following closures to alcohol consumption and possession of open containers:
Alcohol is prohibited in all park and concession buildings except:
Alcohol is prohibited in all parking areas, pullouts and overlooks on the Skyline Drive between the North Entrance at mile 0 to mile 4.
Alcohol is prohibited in the Lower Rapidan area. This includes:
Did You Know?
In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.