Skyline Drive Status
For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also use Facebook and Twitter for updates. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) through January 5, 2014 to concentrate Ranger patrols in problem areas during hunting season. More »
Backcountry Camping permits are required for visitors who want to camp in Shenandoah's backcountry areas rather than in developed campgrounds. These permits are available free from park headquarters, visitor centers, and entrance stations. (more ...)
Special Park Use permits are required for some activities such as special events and commercial filming and photography. Applications for permits should be submitted to the appropriate park official well in advance for consideration and processing.
Special Use Permits are required for special events such as weddings and other ceremonies, car cruises and group bicycle rides, gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of views, and other activities that are otherwise controlled or prohibited. For information on the park's special event policies click here. For an application to conduct an event in the park click here. For an application to conduct a wedding or other ceremony in the park click here. Regulations are being developed regarding First Amendment demonstrations and distribution of printed material. For information and to schedule an event, please contact the park at 540-999-3500 ext. 3300. Alternatively, to apply for a Special Use Permit contact the Public Affairs Specialist, Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US HWY 211 East, Luray, VA 22835
This listing is not complete. If you have any uncertainty about a planned activity it is best to contact the Superintendent's office beforehand to inquire about the need for a permit.
Did You Know?
Over 45 National Park sites contain congressionally designated wilderness areas preserved to provide opportunities for solitude, exploration and escape from modern development. 40% of Shenandoah National Park is designated wilderness. More...