Skyline Drive Status
For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also get updates by following Shenandoah National Park on Twitter or liking the park on Facebook. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) during hunting season. Starting November 11 the north and south sections will be closed at night. The entire Drive will be closed at night starting December 9. More »
Leave No Trace
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Leave No Trace is a national program which promotes the protection of our nation's wildlands through education, research, and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation, and respect for America's public lands by teaching minimum impact skills and wildland ethics.
Leave No Trace is simple. At its heart it is a set of seven principles which can be applied in any natural setting to minimize human impacts on the environment. Listed below are the seven principles of Leave No Trace with ways to apply these principles in Shenandoah National Park. Whether you are hiking and camping in the park's wilderness or driving Skyline Drive for an afternoon, following Leave No Trace principles will help protect the park and preserve the park experience for you and for future visitors.
The four federal land management agencies: the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, The Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, all promote the Leave No Trace message. Working with outdoor retailers, educators, and user groups, these Federal agencies are helping to make Leave No Trace the common language for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Did You Know?
Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails. Over 30% of the trails are in designated wilderness. 101 miles are part of the Appalachian Trail.