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.
Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia just west of Washington, D.C. and stretches 105 miles from its northern entrance at Front Royal to its southern entrance near Waynesboro. (Click to see a map)
There are four entrances into Shenandoah National Park and numerous gateway communities that offer services. The park's four entrances are located at:
The closest major airports are:
Traveling By Car
From Washington, D.C. Metro Area
From Richmond, Virginia Area
From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia Area
Did You Know?
Benton McKaye, the “father of the Appalachian Trail,” was also instrumental in passage of the Wilderness Act. Shenandoah National Park carries on Benton McKaye’s legacy with 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail and almost 80,000 acres of designated wilderness. More...