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

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Outdoor Activities

Two visitors catch a wondrous view of the Shenandoah Valley from a rocky ledge in Shenandoah.
NPS Bob Kuhns
 

If the outdoors is your thing, Shenandoah is your place to be! With over 500 miles of hiking trails, and almost all of its 196,000 acres open to backcountry camping, you can spend your entire vacation outdoors! You'll also find unique opportunities for birdwatching, wildlife viewing, discovering the natural world, or simply gazing across the horizon. Shenandoah is the place for recreation and re-creation!



Did You Know?

The adelgid is visible as tiny white cottony spots on the underside of the hemlock’s branches.

The most harmful exotic plants, animals and diseases in Shenandoah National Park include: chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, dogwood anthracnose, gypsy moths, hemlock woolly adelgids, kudzu, mile-a-minute vine, Oriental bittersweet, and garlic mustard. More...