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


    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! Check the list on the left for more choices.

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