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.
Backcountry and Wilderness Camping
Shenandoah National Park has 196,000 acres of backcountry and wilderness and over 500 miles of trails to explore. Backcountry and wilderness camping allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and challenge of Shenandoah's wild side. By carrying everything you need to survive on your back, up over rocky peaks and down though lush stream hollows, you can discover a world beyond where the pavement ends.
The wilderness itself is historic; the historic process that gave protection and allowed the return of wild nature is continuing. Shenandoah is both a preserving and a creating park. -Darwin Lambert
Did You Know?
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Big Meadows in August 1933 and returned to Big Meadows in July 1936 to dedicate Shenandoah National Park.